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GRADUATE CATALOG OF NORTH CAROLINA 

AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL 

STATE UNIVERSITY 



Volume 11, No. 1 

CATALOG OF NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL 
STATE UNIVERSITY - Published every two years by North Carolina Agricultural and 

Technical State University 

1601 East Market Street 

Greensboro, North Carolina 27411 



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CATALOG OF NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL 
STATE UNIVERSITY 
1601 East Market Street 
Greensboro, NC 27411 



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

2001 - 2003 

GRADUATE CATALOG 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL 

STATE UNIVERSITY 

GREENSBORO, NC 

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STATE UNIVERSITY 

GREENSBORO, NC 27411 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE 

UNIVERSITY 1 

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AND INTEGRATION STATEMENT 2 

CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 2 

ADMINISTRATION, North Carolina A&T State University 2 

DEANS OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 2 

ACCREDITATION AND INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 3 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 4 

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL 9 

ORGANIZATION 10 

GRADUATE ADMISSION 10 

Admission to the Master's Degree Program 12 

Admission to the Doctoral Programs 13 

Registration and Records 16 

Tuition and Fees 24 

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 32 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 33 

Master's Degrees 33 

Doctor of Philosophy Degree 39 

THE NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 43 

OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND SUMMER SCHOOL 44 

MAJOR RESEARCH CENTERS AND INSTITUTES 44 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 47 

MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 49 

Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education 50 

Animal Sciences 61 

Architectural Engineering 65 

Biology 81 

Chemical Engineering 88 

Chemistry 95 



VII 



Civil and Environmental Engineering 102 

Computer Science Department 112 

Curriculum and Instruction 119 

Electrical Engineering 132 

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 145 

English 150 

Graphic Communication Systems and Technological Studies 158 

Health, Physical Education and Recreation 168 

History 172 

Human Development Services 177 

Human Environment and Family Scdznces 188 

Industrial and Systems Engineering Department 194 

Industrial Technology . -. 202 

Management Information Systems 216 

Mathematics 220 

Mechanical Engineering 229 

Natural Resources and Environmental Design 243 

Physics 248 

Social Work 254 

Transportation and Logistics 262 

GRADUATE FACULTY 266 

School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 268 

College of Arts and Sciences 270 

School of Business and Economics 274 

School of Education 277 

College of Engineering 278 

School of Technology 283 

ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 285 

Board of Governors 285 

Board of Trustees 286 

MISSION, PURPOSE AND GOALS OF THE UNIVERSITY 286 

RESOURCES AND STUDENT SERVICES 288 

DRUG AND ALCOHOL EDUCATION POLICY 293 



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GENERAL INFORMATION 

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND 
TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was established as the A. and 
M. College for the "Colored Race" by an act of the General Assembly of North Carolina rati- 
fied March 9, 1891. The act read in part: That the leading object of the institution shall be to 
teach practical agriculture and the mechanic arts and such branches of learning as relate 
thereto, not excluding academical and classical instruction. 

The College began operation during the school year of 1890-91, before the passage of the 
state law creating it. This curious circumstance arose out of the fact that the Morrill Act passed 
by Congress in 1 890 earmarked the proportionate funds to be allocated in bi-racial school sys- 
tems to the two races. The A. and M. College for the White Race was established by the State 
Legislature in 1889 and was ready to receive its share of funds provided by the Morrill Act in 
the fall of 1890. Before the college could receive these funds, however, it was necessary to 
make provisions for Colored students. Accordingly, the Board of Trustees of the A. and M. 
College in Raleigh was empowered to make temporary arrangements for these students. Apian 
was worked out with Shaw University in Raleigh where the College operated as an annex to 
Shaw University during the years 1890-1891, 1891-1892, and 1892-1893. 

The law of 1891 also provided that the College would be located in such city or town in 
the state as would make to the Board of Trustees a suitable proposition that would serve as an 
inducement for said location. A group of interested citizens in the City of Greensboro donated 
fourteen acres of land for a site and $1 1,000 to aid in constructing buildings. This amount was 
supplemented by an appropriation of $2,500 from the General Assembly. The first building 
was completed in 1893, and the College opened in Greensboro during the fall of that year. 

In 1915 the name of the institution was changed to The Agricultural and Technical College 
of North Carolina by an Act of the State Legislature. 

The scope of the college program has been enlarged to meet new demands. The General 
Assembly authorized the institution to grant the Master of Science degree in education and cer- 
tain other fields in 1939. The first Master's degree was awarded in 1941. 

The General Assembly of North Carolina voted to elevate the College to the status of a Re- 
gional University effective July 1, 1967. On October 30, 1971, the General Assembly ratified 
an Act to consolidate the Institutions of Higher Learning in North Carolina. Under the provi- 
sions of this Act, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University became a con- 
stituent institution of The University of North Carolina effective July 1, 1972. 

Nine presidents/chancellors have served the Institution since it was founded in 1891 . They 
are as follows: Dr. J. O. Crosby (1892-1896), Dr. James B. Dudley (1896-1925), Dr. F. D. Blu- 
ford (1925-1955), Dr. Warmoth T. Gibbs (1956-1960), Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor (1960- 
1964), Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy (1964-1980), Dr. Cleon F. Thompson (Interim Chancellor - 
1980-1981), Dr. Edward B. Fort (1981-1999), and Dr. James C. Renick, who assumed Chan- 
cellorship responsibilities on July 15, 1999. 



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NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AND INTEGRATION 
STATEMENT 

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY is 

committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, 
students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disabil- 
ity. Moreover, NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNI- 
VERSITY is open to people of all races and actively seeks to promote racial integration by 
recruiting and enrolling a larger number of white students. 

NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY sup- 
ports the protections available to members of its community under all applicable Federal laws, 
including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amend- 
ments of 1972, Sections 799 A and 845 of the Public Health Service Act, the Equal Pay and 
Age Discrimination Acts, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Executive Order 11246. 

CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT 

Students enrolled at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are ex- 
pected to conduct themselves properly at all times. They are expected to observe standards of 
behavior and integrity that will reflect favorably upon themselves, their families, and the Uni- 
versity. They are expected to abide by the laws of the city, state, and nation, and by all rules 
and regulations of the University. 

Accordingly, any student who demonstrates an unwillingness to adjust to the rules and reg- 
ulations that are prescribed or that may be prescribed to govern the student body will be placed 
on probation, suspended, or expelled from the institution. 

A student may forfeit the privilege of working for the University when, for any reason, he 
or she is placed on probation because of misconduct. The policies and procedures governing 
students' conduct are located in the Student Handbook which is distributed annually. 

ADMINISTRATION, North Carolina A&T State University 

James C. Renick, Chancellor 

Carolyn W. Meyers, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

Willie T. Ellis, Jr., Interim Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance 

Roselle Wilson, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs 

David W. Hoard, Vice Chancellor for Development and University Relations 

Earnestine Psalmonds, Vice Chancellor for Research 

Rodney E. Harrigan, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology/CIO 

Colleen P. Grotsky, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor 

Leslie A. Renwrick, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Legal Affairs 

DEANS OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS 

Alton Thompson, Dean, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 

Phillip Carey, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 

Quiester Craig, Dean, School of Business and Economics 

Lelia Vickers, Dean, School of Education 

Joseph Monroe, Dean, College of Engineering 

Kenneth H. Murray, Interim Dean, School of Graduate Studies 

Patricia Price-Lea, Dean, School of Nursing 

Elazer Barnette, Dean, School of Technology 



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COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND DIVISIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA 
AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University includes the following col- 
leges, schools, and divisions: The School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The 
College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business and Economics, The School of Educa- 
tion, The School of Technology, The College of Engineering, The School of Nursing, The 
Graduate School, and The Division of Continuing Education and Summer School. 

ACCREDITATION AND INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is accredited by the Commis- 
sion on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, 
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the bachelor's, 
master's, and doctoral degrees. 

The program of Industrial Technology is accredited by the National Association of Industrial 
Technology. 

The Media Program is accredited by the Association of Educational Communications and 
Technology. 

The Teacher Education Programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of 
Teacher Education. 

The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. 
The Social Work Programs of the Department of Sociology and Social Work is accredited by 
the Council on Social Work Education. 

The Department Home Economics is accredited by The American Home Economics Associa- 
tion. 
The University holds institutional membership in the following associations: 

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers 

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges 

American College Public Relations Association 

American Council for Construction Education 

Associated Schools of Construction 

American Council on Education 

American Public Welfare Association 

American Library Association 

Association of American Colleges 

Association of Collegiate Deans and Registrars 

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 

American Personnel and Guidance Association 

The Council of Graduate Schools 

National Association of Industrial Technology, International Association of Technology 
Education 

National Association of Student Personnel Association 

Association of College Unions International 

National Association of College and University Food Service 

National Commission on Accrediting 

National Institutional Teacher Placement Association 

North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities 

North Carolina Library Association 

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National Association of College and University Business Officers 

National Association of Business Teacher Education 

American Personnel and Guidance Association 

National Association of Industrial Technology, International Association of Technology 
Education, and the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association 

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators 

Association of College Unions International 

National Association of College and University Food Service 

National Commission on Accrediting 

National Institutional Teacher Placement Association 

Southeastern Library Association 
Graduates of the University are eligible for membership in the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women. 



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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 

NOTE: This calendar is subject to periodic revision. Please check with the University Reg - 
istrar to determine if changes have been made, or visit our website at www.ncat.edu. 

North Carolina A & T State University 
2001-2002 Academic Calendar 



FALL SEMESTER 2001 

August 13 -Monday 
August 14-Tuesday 

August 15 -Wednesday 

August 16-18 Thurs.-Sat. 

August 20-Monday 

September 3 -Monday 
September 4-Tuesday 



September 15-Saturday 
September 25-Tuesday 
October 1 -Monday 

October 8-9 Mon.-Tues. 
October 13-Saturday 
October 16-Tuesday 



TBA 

November 1 -Thursday 

November 5 

November 5-14 Mon.-Wed. 
November 9-Friday 
November 15 -Thursday 

November 21 -Wednesday 
November 26-Monday 
December 7-Friday 



New Freshman and Transfer Students Report 
Orientation for New Freshman and Transfer Stu- 
dents 

Advisement and Registration for New Freshman, 
Transfer and Readmitted Students 
REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING STU- 
DENTS 

CLASSES BEGIN 
LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS 
UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY (Labor Day) 
LAST DAY TO ADD or AUDIT A COURSE 
LAST DAY TO DROP AND RECEIVE FINAN- 
CIAL CREDIT 

LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION 
LATE REGISTRATION ENDS 
UNIVERSITY DAY 
Grade Evaluation for Student Athletes 
Deadline to remove Incomplete(s) received Spring 
and Summer 2001 
FALL BREAK 
HOMECOMING 

Mid-term grades due for Freshmen and Student 
Athletes 

Deadline to apply for Waste Management Certifi- 
cates 

FOUNDER'S DAY (Classes are suspended from 
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon) 

LAST DAY TO DROP A COURSE WITHOUT 
GRADE EVALUATION 

Applications for Spring semester admission to the 
University are due 

Deadline for international students' applications 
admitted Spring 2002 
ADVISEMENT AND REGISTRATION 
Grade Evaluation for Student Athletes 
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE UNI- 
VERSITY WITHOUT GRADE EVALUATION 
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY begins at 1:00 p.m. 
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ends at 7:00 a.m. 
CLASSES END 



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December 8-Saturday 
December 10-14 Mon.-Fri. 
December 15- Saturday 
December 17-Monday 

SPRING 2002 

January 7-Monday 

January 9-Wednesday 
January 10-Thursday 

January 10-12 Thurs. -Sat. 

January 14-Monday 

January 21 -Monday 

January 28-Monday 

January 29-Tuesday 



February 18-Monday 
February 26-Tuesday 

February 28-Thursday 

March 6-Wednesday 

March 11-16 Mon.-Sat. 
March 21 -Thursday 

March 28-Thursday 



March 29-Friday 
April l-lOMon.-Wed. 
April 17- Wednesday 

April 19-Friday 
May 7-Tuesday 
May 8-Wednesday 
May 9-15 Thurs.-Wed. 
May 11 -Saturday 
May 16-Thursday 



READING DAY 
FINAL EXAMS 
COMMENCEMENT 

Grades due in the Registrar's Office by 3:00 p.m. 



Freshman and Transfer Students Report 
Faculty Report 

Orientation for freshman and transfer students 
Advisement and Registration for New Freshman, 
Transfer and Readmitted Students 
REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING STU- 
DENTS 

CLASSES BEGIN 
LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS 
UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY (Martin Luther King, 
Jr's Birthday) 

Ronald E. McNair Memorial Day (classes are not 
cancelled) 

LAST DAY TO ADD or AUDIT A COURSE 
LAST DAY TO DROP AND RECEIVE FINAN- 
CIAL CREDIT 

LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR SPRING GRADU- 
ATION 

Grade Evaluation for Student Athletes 
Deadline to remove Incomplete(s) received Fall 
2001 

Deadline to apply for Waste Management Certifi- 
cates 

Mid-term grades due for Freshman and Student 
Athletes 

SPRING BREAK 

HONOR'S CONVOCATION (Classes are sus- 
pended from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon) 
LAST DAY TO DROP A COURSE WITHOUT 
GRADE 
EVALUATION 

UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY (Good Friday) 
ADVISEMENT AND REGISTRATION 
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE UNI- 
VERSITY WITHOUT GRADE EVALUATION 
Grade Evaluation for Student Athletes 
CLASSES END 
READING DAY 
FINAL EXAMS 
COMMENCEMENT 
Grades due in the Registrar's Office by 2:00 p.m. 



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North Carolina A & T State University 
2002-2003 Academic Calendar 



FALL SEMESTER 2002 

August 12-Monday 

August 13-Tuesday 

August 14- Wednesday 

August 15-Thursday 

August 19-Monday 

September 2-Monday 
September 3-Tuesday 



September 13-Friday 
October 1 -Tuesday 

TBA 

October 11 -Friday 

October 14-15 Mon.-Tues. 
TBA 

TBA 

October 28-Monday 

October 31 -Thursday 
TBA 

November 4-13 Mon.-Wed. 
November 7-Thursday 
November 12-Tuesday 



TBA 

November 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 
December 



27-Wednesday 

2-Monday 

5 -Thursday 

6-Friday 

9-12Mon.-Fri. 

14- Saturday 

16-Monday 



New Freshman and Transfer Students Report 
Faculty Meeting/Staff Institute 
Orientation for New Freshman and Transfer Stu- 
dents 

Advisement and Registration for New Freshman, 
Transfer and Readmitted Students 
REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING STU- 
DENTS 

CLASSES BEGIN 
LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS 
UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY (Labor Day) 
LAST DAY TO ADD or AUDIT A COURSE 
LAST DAY TO DROP AND RECEIVE FINAN- 
CIAL CREDIT 

LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION 
LATE REGISTRATION ENDS 
Grade Evaluation for Student Athletes 
Deadline to remove Incomplete(s) received Spring 
and Summer 2001 
UNIVERSITY DAY 

Mid-term grades due for Freshmen and Student 
Athletes 
FALL BREAK 

FOUNDER'S DAY (Classes are suspended from 
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon) 
HOMECOMING 

LAST DAY TO DROP A COURSE WITHOUT 
GRADE EVALUATION 

Deadline to apply for Waste Management Certificate 
Deadline for international students' applications 
admitted Spring 2003 
ADVISEMENT AND REGISTRATION 
Grade Evaluation for Student Athletes 
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE UNI- 
VERSITY WITHOUT GRADE EVALUATION 
Applications for Spring semester admission to the 
University are due 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY begins at 1:00 p.m. 
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ends at 7:00 a.m. 
CLASSES END 
READING DAY 
FINAL EXAMS 
COMMENCEMENT 
Grades due in the Registrar's Office by 3:00 p.m. 



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SPRING 2003 

January 2-Thursday 

January 3-Friday 
January 3-4 Fri.-Sat. 
January 6-Monday 
January 20-Monday 
January 22- Wednesday 



January 28-Tuesday 

February 10-Monday 
February 18-Tuesday 

February 28-Friday 

March 3-Monday 

March 10-15 Mon.-Sat. 
March 19- Wednesday 

March 20-Thursday 

April 7-Monday 

April 7-16 Mon.- Wed. 
April 11 -Friday 
April 18-Friday 
April 29-Tuesday 
April 30- Wednesday 
May 1-7 Thurs.-Wed. 
May 8 -Thursday 
May 10-Saturday 



Freshman and Transfer Students Report 
Faculty Report 

Orientation, Advisement and Registration for 
Freshman and Transfer Students 
REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING STU- 
DENTS 

CLASSES BEGIN 
LATE REGISTRATION BEGINS 
UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY (Martin Luther King, 
Jr's Birthday) 

LAST DAY TO ADD or AUDIT A COURSE 
LAST DAY TO DROP AND RECEIVE FINAN- 
CIAL CREDIT 

LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR SPRING GRADU- 
ATION 

Ronald E. McNair Memorial Day (classes are not 
cancelled) 

Grade Evaluation for Student Athletes 
Deadline to remove Incomplete(s) received Fall 
2002 

Deadline to apply for Waste Management Certifi- 
cates 

Mid-term grades due for Freshman and Student 
Athletes 

SPRING BREAK 

LAST DAY TO DROP A COURSE WITHOUT 
GRADE 
EVALUATION 

HONOR'S CONVOCATION (Classes are sus- 
pended from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon) 
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE UNI- 
VERSITY WITHOUT GRADE EVALUATION 
ADVISEMENT AND REGISTRATION 
Grade Evaluation for Student Athletes 
UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY (Good Friday) 
CLASSES END 
READING DAY 
FINAL EXAMS 

Grades due in the Registrar's Office by 2:00 p.m. 
COMMENCEMENT 



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THE GRADUATE SCHOOL 

Graduate education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was au- 
thorized by the North Carolina State Legislature in 1939. The authorization provided for train- 
ing in agriculture, technology, applied sciences, and other approved areas of study. An 
extension of the graduate program approved by the General Assembly of North Carolina in 
1957 provided for enlargement of the curriculum to include teacher education, as well as such 
other programs of a professional or occupational nature as might be approved by the North 
Carolina Board of Higher Education. 

On July 1, 1967, the Legislature of North Carolina approved regional university status for 
the institution and renamed it North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The 
University awarded its first master's degree in 1941 to Woodland Ellroy Hall. Since that time, 
nearly 6,700 students have received this coveted degree of advanced studies. A significant 
number of these graduates have gone on to other universities to achieve the prestigious doc- 
toral degree in their chosen disciplines. In recent years, a few students who received their mas- 
ter's degree from A&T remained at A&T to earn a doctoral degree from A&T's College of 
Engineering. 

The School of Graduate Studies through its various disciplines is affiliated with the Amer- 
ican Chemical Society, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the 
Council of Graduate Schools, the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, the Council of 
Historically Black Graduate Schools, the North Carolina Conference of Graduate Schools, and 
other prestigious regional and national bodies. In addition, many graduate faculty members are 
associated with distinguished academic and professional organizations that have international 
acclaim and relationships. 

The School of Graduate Studies has an integrated and intercultural faculty and student 
body and beckons students from all over the world. It coordinates and administers advanced 
course offerings in all departments within the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sci- 
ences, the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business, the School of Education, the 
College of Engineering, and the School of Technology. The School of Graduate Studies offers 
advanced study for qualified individuals who wish to improve their competency for careers in 
professions related to agriculture, humanities, education, science, and technology. Such study 
of information, techniques, and skills is provided through curricula leading to the Master of 
Science, the Master of Arts, the Master of Education, Master of Social Work, or the Doctor of 
Philosophy degree and through institutes and workshops designed for those who are not can- 
didates for a higher degree. The School of Graduate Studies provides a foundation of knowl- 
edge and techniques for those who wish to continue their education in doctoral programs at 
other institutions or within this institution as it expands into the doctoral arena. While study- 
ing at this university, it is expected that graduate students (1) will acquire special competence 
in one or multiple fields of knowledge; (2) will develop further their ability to think indepen- 
dently and constructively; (3) will develop and demonstrate the ability to collect, organize, 
evaluate, create, and report facts that will enable them to make a scholarly contribution to 
knowledge about their discipline; and (4) will make new application and adaptation of exist- 
ing knowledge so as to contribute to their professions and to humankind. 

Eleven persons have served as dean of the School of Graduate Studies since its beginning 
in 1939. They are Dr. Wadaran L. Kennedy (1939-1951), Dr. Frederick A. Williams (1951- 
1961), Dr. George C. Royal (1961-1965), Mr. J. Niel Armstrong (1965-1966), Dr. Darwin 
Turner (1966-1969), Dr. Albeit W Spruill, (1970-1993), Dr. Meada Gibbs (1993-1996), Dr. 
Charles Williams (1996-1997), Dr. Melvin N. Johnson (1997), Dr. Thoyd Melton (1998-2000), 
and Dr. Kenneth Murray (2000-present). 

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ORGANIZATION 

School of Graduate Studies Council 

The School of Graduate Studies Council is responsible for formulating all academic poli- 
cies and regulations affecting graduate students, graduate courses, and graduate curricula. The 
council consists of faculty, students and administrative representatives from graduate pro- 
grams. The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies serves as chairperson of the Council. 

Advisory Committees 

Standing committees of the School of Graduate Studies are organized to advise the Coun- 
cil on matters pertaining to present policies, to evaluate existing and proposed programs of 
study, and to process student petitions relating to academic matters. These committees are as 
follows: 

Admission and Retention Committee 

Curriculum Committee 

Evaluation Committee 

Executive Committee 

Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships Committee 

Publications Committee 

Rules and Policy Committee 

GRADUATE ADMISSION 

Applications for admission must be accompanied by the following: two official transcripts 
from all colleges and universities previously attended; references from at least three people 
who know of the student's academic record and potential for graduate study; a non-refundable 
application fee of $35; and, in most cases, an official statement of the student's Graduate 
Record Examination or other standardized test scores. Some departments may require a letter 
of intent. Application and reference forms may be obtained by visiting the Website at 
http://www.ncat.edu/~gradsch/ or by writing or visiting North Carolina A&T State University, 
School of Graduate Studies, 120 Gibbs Hall, Greensboro, NC, 27411. When completed, all ap- 
plication materials should be returned according to instructions. Application is made for a spe- 
cific degree program and date of enrollment (see Admissions). 

Required Application Material 

The admission process is designed to collect credentials that will help determine which ap- 
plicants have the academic preparation, intellectual ability, experience, and motivation to un- 
dertake a rigorous program of study. The application materials for each prospective student 
receive individual attention and thorough review by the intended program committee. In ad- 
dition to the application and application fee, the following official documents must be sub- 
mitted before an application can be considered complete and submitted for evaluation by the 
intended program. All material submitted as part of an application becomes a part of the 
University's official record and cannot be returned. 

Letters of Recommendation 

Three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate your academic and 
professional qualifications are required. You should request recommendations from individu- 
als who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of 
school for a number of years and are unable to contact your professors, letters from other in- 

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dividuals who can address your achievement and potential will be accepted. Please carefully 
complete the top section of the enclosed letter of recommendations form before giving it to the 
person you have selected to complete the evaluation. The recommendations should be returned 
to you in a sealed envelope. Although it is extremely helpful if these letters are sent with the 
program material, recommendations letters can be mailed separately. Please inform the per- 
son completing your recommendation of the appropriate application deadline so that they can 
submit the recommendation before the application deadline date. Note the "waiver of right to 
inspect" statement on these forms; you may or may not elect to sign the waiver. If you elect to 
sign the waiver, or do not respond at all, the contents of the reference will not be released to 
you. 

Transcripts 

Two official transcripts of all post-secondary (after high school) education, bearing the sig- 
nature of the registrar and the seal of the institution, should be sent to the School of Graduate 
Studies in a sealed envelope. Transcripts that bear the statement "Issued to Student," or that do 
not arrive in sealed envelopes, are not considered official. International applicants must also 
submit a certified English translation of transcripts. The School of Graduate Studies prefers 
that applicants submit official transcripts with their application. However, if an institution's 
registrar will only send transcripts directly to another institution, the School of Graduate Stud- 
ies will accept and process transcripts separately. Do not send transcripts directly to the in- 
tended program. To prevent delays in review of an application, you should request transcripts 
before mid-year grades are posted. However, you are still responsible for assuring that a final 
transcript is received, showing award of the degree. Transcripts submitted to the School of 
Graduate Studies become part of your permanent record and cannot be re-released to another 
institution, employer, or you personally. 

Standardized Test (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, etc.) Scores 

Current (no more than five years old) standardized test scores, usually GRE General Test, 
are required for most programs. In addition to the standardized test scores mentioned above, 
all international applicants, except those from countries where English is the official language 
of instruction OR those who have received a degree from a university in the United States, 
must also submit an acceptable, official TOEFL score (minimum of 550 with a score of 50 in 
each section or comparable scores on the computer-based exam). 

The School of Graduate Studies' accreditation requires that official reports (reported di- 
rectly from ETS) of all required standardized test scores be submitted as part of the applica- 
tion. While photocopies of score reports will be accepted for informal evaluation, an official 
agency report of all required scores must follow. GRE/GMAT scores are reportable for a pe- 
riod of five years from the date of the exam. TOEFL scores are reportable for two years from 
the date of the exam. The School of Graduate Studies keeps the scores for one year. 

Supplemental (Program-Specific) Application Material 

Many programs require statements of purpose, supplemental applications, essays, portfo- 
lios, etc. Please check with the intended program regarding their requirements, before submit- 
ting your application. An application cannot be considered complete until all required material 
is submitted. 



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Because of processing requirements, an admission decision for fall semester cannot be 
guaranteed unless all credentials are received by July 1, for spring semester by November 1, 
and for summer sessions by April 1. 

Students applying for the doctoral programs in Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Sys- 
tems Engineering or Mechanical Engineering must submit their applications for the fall 
semester by April 15 and for the spring semester by October 15. Early application is encour- 
aged, particularly if the applicant wishes to be considered for an assistantship. 

International Students 

Students, whose native language is other than English, regardless of citizenship, must sub- 
mit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores as evidence of ability to use En- 
glish at a level of competence sufficient for graduate work. The minimum requirement for 
admission is a TOEFL score of 550 or better (213 computer-based score), with scores of 50 on 
at least two of the sections and no section score below 45. (Minimum score is subject to 
change; departments may establish a higher minimum requirement.) The test date must be 
within 24 months of the application deadline date before the semester for which the applica- 
tion is being reviewed. International applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by an ex- 
ternal agency and have the agency forward the analysis directly to the School of Graduate 
Studies, 120 Gibbs Hall, North Caorlina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411. Aca- 
demic records msut be issued in the original language an be accompanied by a certified En- 
glish translation. The record must bear the signature of the registrar or other academic official, 
and the official seal of the issuing institution. The prospective student must hold the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, or its equivalent — based on a four-year curriculum — 
in a foreign institution. An official score report issued by the Educational Testing Service is re- 
quired. Transcripts submitted to the Graduate School become part of your permanent record 
and cannot be re-released to another institution, employer, or you personally. The international 
applicant must also provide the University with verification that the required funds are avail- 
able to support the proposed program of advanced study. Foreign nationals in the United States 
at the time application is made must also provide information regarding their current visa sta- 
tus. The University provides special forms to be used by the applicant in supplying this infor- 
mation. (For information concerning visa, United States immigation, or the Financial 
Certificate, contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at (336) 334-7551.) 

ADMISSION TO MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS 

The procedures followed in evaluating an applicant's potential for success in graduate 
work and the criteria used for admissions decisions vary according to programs and col- 
leges/schools and reflect an evaluation of the applicant's potential to engage in graduate work 
and the capability of the individual programs to accommodate additional students. Generally, 
requests for admission are considered by departmental admissions committees, which forward 
the departmental recommendations to the dean of the Graduate School. 

Students are admitted to full or provisional status in a specific degree program. Admission 
is granted for a specific semester or summer term. Any change in the admission date must be 
requested in writing and approved by the department and School of Graduate Studies. Once 
the requirements for that degree program have been completed, no further registration as a 
graduate student will be permitted unless admission to a new graduate classification has been 
formally approved. 



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Admissions to Degree Programs 

Applicants to the Master's degree program for graduate study must have earned a bache- 
lor's degree from a four-year college. Application forms must be submitted to the Graduate 
School Office with two official transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate studies, and 
three letters of recommendation. Applicants may be admitted to graduate studies uncondition- 
ally, provisionally, or as a postbaccalaureate (PBS) student non-degree seeking student. Ap- 
plicants are admitted without discrimination because of race, color, creed, or gender. 
Transcripts submitted to the Graduate School become part of your permanent record and can- 
not be re-released to another institution, employer, or you personally. 

Unconditional Admission 

To qualify for unconditional admission to the master's degree program for graduate study, 
an applicant must have earned an over-all average of 2.6 on a 4 point system (or 1 .6 on a 3 
point system) in his/her undergraduate studies. Some programs require a 3.0 grade point aver- 
age on a 4.0 scale; therefore, applicants should check appropriate sections of the Graduate 
Catalog to ascertain the minimum grade point average required. In addition, a student seeking 
a degree in Agricultural Education, Elementary Education, Technology Education, or Sec- 
ondary Education must possess, or be qualified to possess, a Class A Teaching License in the 
area in which he/she wishes to concentrate his/her graduate studies. A student seeking a degree 
with a concentration in Guidance must possess, or be qualified to possess, a Class A Teaching 
License. See certification except for Vocational-Industrial Education (post secondary/private 
industry). 

Provisional Admission 

An applicant may be admitted to the master's degree program for graduate study on a pro- 
visional basis if (1) he/she earned his/her baccalaureate degree from a non-accredited institu- 
tion or (2) the record of his/her undergraduate preparation reveals deficiencies that can be 
removed near the beginning of his/her graduate study. A student admitted provisionally may 
be required to pass examinations to demonstrate his/her knowledge in specified areas, to take 
specified undergraduate courses to improve his/her background, or to demonstrate his/her 
competence for graduate work by earning no grades below "B" in his/her first nine hours of 
graduate work at this institution. 

Postbaccalaureate (PBS) 

Students not seeking a to be admitted to a graduate program at A&T may be allowed to 
take courses for self-improvement or for renewal of teaching certificate if said students meet 
standard School of Graduate Studies entrance requirements. If a student subsequently wishes 
to pursue a degree program, he/she must complete the full admission process. The School of 
Graduate Studies reserves the right to refuse to accept towards a degree program credits which 
the candidate earned while enrolled as a PBS student; in no circumstances may the student 
apply towards a degree program more than twelve semester hours earned as a PBS student. 

ADMISSION TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMS 

Applicants to doctoral programs in Electrical, Industrial and Systems, and Mechanical En- 
gineering must submit completed application forms with two official transcripts of previous 
undergraduate and graduate studies and an official copy of their GRE test scores. Other ad- 
mission criteria are outlined below under the following headings: unconditional admission, 

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provisional admission, and graduate unclassified. Transcripts submitted to the Graduate 
School become part of your permanent record and cannot be re-released to another institution, 
employer, or you personally. 

Unconditional Admission 

Unconditional admission is offered to applicants who satisfy all general School of Gradu- 
ate Studies requirements. In addition, they must have an earned Bachelor of Science and Mas- 
ter of Science degree in the appropriate discipline and a 3.5 grade point average in their Master 
of Science program. Graduate Record Examination scores are required. Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for international students. 

Provisional Admission 

Provisional admission is offered to applicants who meet all conditions except the 3.5 grade 
point average in the Master of Science degree. Provisional students must convert to uncondi- 
tional admission on a timely basis by achieving a 3.5 average on graduate coursework when 
the ninth credit is completed. 

Additionally, North Carolina A&T State University School of Technology and Indiana 
State University School of Technology offers jointly a doctor of philosophy consortium degree 
program in Technology. The specializations, program requirements, and admissions require- 
ments are listed below. 

Specializations are: 

• Construction Management 

• Digital Communications 

• Human Resource Development and Training 

• Manufacturing Systems 

• Quality Systems 

Program Requirement 

The Ph.D. in Technology Management consists of a minimum of 90 hours of course work 
and research at the post baccalaureate level. Included is course work in a general technology 
core, a research core, a technical specialization, an internship, a residency requirement, and a 
dissertation. 

Admission Requirements 

Admission to the program is based on students meeting the following standards. The qual- 
itative standards identified below reflect the minimum necessary for admission but does not 
ensure admittance. 

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum undergraduate grade 
point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

• Minimum graduate grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

• Graduate Record Examination minimum scores of 500 on the verbal, quantitative, and 
analytical general tests. 

• Five letters of recommendation. 

• Employer validation of 2000 hours of occupational experience related to a technical 
specialization. 



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• Written statement including reasons for selecting the program, specialization, and 
goals upon graduation. 

• Completion and mailing of application to the School of Graduate Studies, Indiana 
State University or completion of the application on-line at: www.indstate.edu/grad/ 
applications.html 

APPLICATION 

Complete applications include complete application forms, two official transcripts of all prior 
academic work, three letters of recommendation or reference forms, appropriate standardized test 
scores, a statement of residence, and a non-refundable application fee of $35. Application forms 
may be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies, Room 120 Gibbs Hall, North Carolina 
A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 274 1 1 , or you may download an application from our 
website at www.ncat.edu . Transcripts submitted to the Graduate School become part of your per- 
manent record and cannot be re-released to another institution, employer, or you personally. 

Students applying for the doctoral programs in Electrical, Industrial and Systems, and 
Mechanical Engineering must submit their applications for the Fall Semester by April 15 and 
for the Spring Semester by October 15. Early application is encouraged, particularly if the ap- 
plicant wishes to be considered for an assistantship. 

Exceptions to the above statements must be approved in writing by the Dean of the School 
of Graduate Studies. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS REQUIRING CLASS A LICENSURE 
AND LICENSURE ONLY 

Students applying for graduate degree programs in agricultural education, elementary ed- 
ucation, instructional technology, technology education, and secondary education programs 
are required to possess or be eligible to possess the Class A license. Eligibility for the Class M 
(graduate-level) licensure requires an individual to possess the initial Class A licensure. 

Agricultural Education 

Individuals pursuing the M.S. degree in agricultural education must satisfy requirements 
for the Class A licensure in agricultural education. Students who have earned some but not all 
undergraduate credits for agricultural education and students without the A license in the area 
of agricultural education should consult with the agricultural education coordinator or the 
chairperson in the Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Educa- 
tion to design a program of study that addresses requirements for the initial license. This pro- 
gram of study supplements the graduate requirements in this teaching specialty area. Students 
may be required to enroll in undergraduate courses in education and student teaching to fulfill 
licensure requirements. 

Elementary Education 

Individuals pursuing the MAED degree in elementary education must satisfy requirements 
for the Class A licensure in elementary education before being admitted to the program. 

Instructional Technology 

Students interested in the M.S. degree in instructional technology and the 076 (Media Co- 
ordinator), 074 (Instructional Technology Specialist-Telecommunications) and 077 (Instruc- 
tional Technology Specialist-Computers) licensure must possess an initial Class A teaching 

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license. Individuals without this license must meet with the instructional technology coordi- 
nator or the chairperson in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to design a Class A 
licensure program of study before being admitted to the program. 

Technology Education 

Students may enter the graduate program in the area of technology education without a 
Class A license. The student who seeks licensure must consult with the graduate coordinator 
in the Department of Graphics Communication Systems and Technological Studies to design 
a program of study to satisfy Class A licensure requirements before being unconditionally ad- 
mitted. Students may be required to enroll in undergraduate courses in education and techni- 
cal options to fulfill licensure requirements. If the Class A and/or Advanced license are not 
sought by the student, then consultation with the graduate coordinator is necessary to deter- 
mine the appropriate course of study required to satisfy the M.S. degree. A student may suc- 
cessfully complete the Master's degree under the supervision of the Department of Graphics 
Communication Systems and Technological Studies without being required to meet state li- 
censure requirements for the Class A or Advanced licenses. 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE 

Students who enter graduate study without the required credits in education courses and 
who are pursuing a teaching program in secondary education must complete a minimum of 24 
semester hours which may include the following undergraduate/graduate level courses: CUIN 
400, Psychological Foundations of Education; CUIN 619, Learning Theories; CUIN 625, The- 
ory of American Public Education or CUIN 701; Philosophy of Education; CUIN 500, Princi- 
ples and Curricula of Secondary Schools or CUIN 720, Curriculum Development; CUIN 624, 
Teaching Reading in the Secondary School; and CUIN 560, Observation and Student Teach- 
ing, or CUIN 559, Student Teaching in the Elementary School. 

LICENSURE ONLY PROGRAMS 

Individuals may be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies for licensure (certification) 
only. These persons are admitted for the sole purpose of satisfying North Carolina teaching li- 
censure requirements. Individuals must possess an earned undergraduate degree and, upon 
acceptance for this purpose, confer with the respective area coordinator or department chair- 
person to design a program of study. Students pursuing licensure only must apply for admis- 
sion to the Teacher Education Program prior to pursuing the student teaching requirement. 
Information regarding the Teacher Education Program is available through the Office of the 
Dean, School of Education. 

REGISTRATION AND RECORDS 

Each student is responsible for informing knowing and understanding the academic regu- 
lations and requirements set forth in this Catalog and for revisions of same as posted on cam- 
pus bulletin boards or released in other official publications of the University. Lack of 
knowledge of regulations and requirements does not excuse the student from complying with 
the academic regulations and meeting the requirements. 

A student's program of study must be approved by his/her advisor, his/her chairperson, and 
members of the faculty advisor committee in his/her major department at registration. Advi- 
sors will make every attempt to give effective guidance to students in academic matters and to 



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refer students to those qualified to help them in other matters. However, the final responsibil- 
ity for meeting all academic requirements for a selected program rests with the student. 

Courses of Study 

A student should refer to the requirements of his/her respective department or school for 
his/her program of study and confer with his/her advisor whenever problems arise. The stu- 
dent is expected to follow the program of academic work outlined as closely as possible. 

Official Registration 

Registration is a time designated each semester to allow the student and his/her advisor to 
review the student's records and plan a program for the next semester. 

The student has an opportunity to discuss academic problems with the advisor. Registra- 
tion helps to ensure that the courses requested on the registered schedule will be available to 
the student the following semester. 

Any student who is enrolled in the University during the registration period is expected to 
register during the period designated for this purpose. 

In order for a student to get credit for a course, he/she must be properly registered in that 
course. This means that the student must have gone through the registration procedures as out- 
lined by the University. Further, the student must have paid all required tuition and fees. 

Late Registration 

A student is expected to complete enrollment (including the payment of all required fees) 
on the dates listed on the University Calendar. The payment of fees is part of the registration 
process. No student is eligible to attend classes until the required fees have been paid. 

A student who fails to complete registration during the scheduled dates will be required to 
pay a late registration fee of $20.00 beginning on the date specified in the University Calen- 
dar and $10.00 each day during the late registration period until the bill is validated. 

Course Load 

A full-time graduate course load is 9 to 15 credits per semester (including audits) and 3-6 
credits per summer session (including audits). Audits in subjects in which the student has no 
previous experience will be evaluated at full credit value in determining course load. Audits 
taken as repetition of work previously accomplished are considered at one half of their value 
in calculating course loads. With the single exception of foreign language audits, all audit reg- 
istrations must fall within the range of maximum permissible course loads. The maximum load 
is 15 semester hours. 

Foreign students on F- 1 and J- 1 visas are required by the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service to carry a full-time course of study to remain in status. 

University Staff 

The maximum load for any fully employed member of the University faculty or staff will 
be six semester hours for the academic year. 

Concurrent Registration In Other Institutions 

A student registered in a degree program in the School of Graduate Studies may not enroll 
concurrently in another graduate school except upon permission, secured in advance, from the 
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. 

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Grading Policies 

Grades for graduate students are recorded as follows: A, excellent; B, average; C, below 
average; F, failure; S, work in progress (for courses in research); I, incomplete; W, withdrawal. 

1 . In order to earn a degree, a student must have a cumulative average of "B" (a grade 
point average of 3.0 on a system in which 1 hour of "A" earns 4 grade points). 

2. A graduate student automatically goes on probation when his/her cumulative average 
falls below "B." 

3. A student may be dropped from the degree program if he/she has not been removed 
from probation after two successive terms as a full-time student. 

4. A student may not repeat a required course in which "C" or above was earned. 

5. A student may repeat a required course in which "F" was earned. A student may not 
repeat the course more than once. If a student fails a second time, he/she is dismissed 
from the degree program. 

6. All hours attempted in graduate courses and all grade points earned are included in the 
computation of the cumulative average of a graduate student. 

7. A student who stops attending a course but fails to withdraw officially may be assigned 
a grade of "F." 

8. All grades of "I" must be removed during the student's next term of enrollment. 

9. A student may not count towards a degree program any course in which a grade of "F" 
was earned. 

NOTE: The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction does not accept courses in 
which a student has received a "D" or "F"for renewal of certification. 

Audit 

A regular student may audit a course by picking up the Audit Form from the Office of the 
Registrar. He/she must register officially for the course and pay the University Cashier. 

Attendance, preparation, and participation in the classroom discussion and laboratory ex- 
ercises shall be at the discretion of the instructor. 

A student who audits courses is not required to take examinations or tests and he/she re- 
ceives no credit. An auditor may not change his/her registration from audit to credit or from 
credit to audit after late registration ends. 

Change of Grade 

A request for a change of grade, for any reason, must be made within one year following 
the date the original grade was assigned by the faculty member. 

Grade Appeal 

A student may appeal the final grade earned in a course. Initially, the student should at- 
tempt to resolve the matter informally through meeting with the instructor of the course, the 
department chairperson, and/or dean of the academic unit in which the grade was assigned. If 
the matter is not resolved through this level of interaction, then the student should consult the 
individual school/college on its written grade appeal policy. A student wishing to pursue a 
written appeal of a grade must demonstrate a legitimate basis for the appeal. Grade appeal de- 
cisions are final at the level of the school/college. 



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Academic Warning, Probation, and Dismissal 

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required for graduation. A department shall 
recommend courses in which the grades of "B" or better will be required. A student who ac- 
cumulates more than nine semester hours of grades below "B" shall be dismissed from the 
School of Graduate Studies. When a student's grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.0, 
he/she will be warned and informed that he/she must raise the GPA to 3.0 in the next two terms 
in residence. Students failing to do so will be dismissed from the School of Graduate Studies 
and no further registration in a graduate classification will be permitted. Upon extenuating cir- 
cumstances the student can be reinstated upon the written recommendation of the department 
and approval by the Graduate Dean. 

Graduate-level courses with a grade of "D" or lower are not acceptable in a program of 
study, following admission to degree-seeking status. In addition, graduate transfer courses 
with a grade of "C" or lower are not acceptable in the program of study. See section on Grad- 
ing Policies. 

Eligibility for Assistantship 

A graduate student must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or better average) to be 
eligible for appointment to an assistantship, fellowship, scholarship or traineeship, and must 
be registered in each semester in which the appointment is in effect. 

Changing Programs 

A students may transfer from one School/College of the University to another with the 
written approval and acceptance of the deans of the Schools/Colleges involved. The proper 
forms on which to apply for such a change are to be obtained from the Graduate Studies Of- 
fice and executed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student 
plans to transfer. When such a transfer is made, the student must satisfy the current academic 
requirements of the School/College and/or department into which the student has transferred. 

Withdrawal from the University 

A student who wishes or is asked to leave the University at any time during the semester 
shall execute and file official withdrawal forms. These forms may be obtained from the Uni- 
versity Counseling and Testing Center. They should be completed and submitted to the Office 
of the Registrar. 

A student who withdraws from the University within 15 calendar days of the beginning of 
the final examination period for the semester shall receive a "W" in all classes enrolled. Fail- 
ure to execute and file these forms in a timely manner will result in a student receiving an "F" 
for each course in which he or she was enrolled during the semester in question. 

Incompletes 

A student is expected to complete all requirements of a particular course during the 
semester in which he/she is registered. However, if at the end of the semester a small portion 
of the work remains unfinished and should be deferred because of some serious circumstances 
beyond the control of the student, an "I" may be submitted. 

An "I" for a prolonged illness may be submitted only after the written approval of the Vice 
Chancellor for Student Affairs has been secured. An "I" for other causes may be submitted 
only with the approval of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. 

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Along with the recording of the incomplete grade, the instructor must also file with the 
chairperson of the department the student's average grade and a written description of the work 
that must be completed before the incomplete is removed. 

Procedure for the Removal of an Incomplete 

An incomplete grade must be removed within SIX WEEKS after the beginning of the next 
semester. If the student has not removed the incomplete within the time specified, the Incom- 
plete is automatically changed to an "F." Developmental, thesis, and research courses are ex- 
empted from the six- week time limit. 

Continuous Registration 

After a student is admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and enrolls for the first time, 
she/he is required to maintain continuous registration, i.e., be enrolled each semester, exclud- 
ing summer sessions, until he/she has either graduated or her/his graduate program at North 
Carolina A&T State University has been terminated. All students must be registered the 
semester or summer session in which they formally complete their degree requirements. 

A student in good academic standing who must interrupt his/her graduate program for 
good reasons may request a leave of absence from graduate study for a definite period of time, 
normally not to exceed one year. The request should be made at least one month prior to the 
term involved. Upon endorsement of the request by the student's graduate advisory commit- 
tee and Director of Graduate Programs, and approval by the Graduate School, the student will 
not be required to be registered during the leave of absence. The time that the student spends 
on an approved leave of absence will be included in the time allowed to complete the degree, 
i.e., six years for master's and ten years for doctoral. 

Graduate students whose programs have been terminated because of failure to maintain 
continuous registration and who have not been granted a leave of absence during a fall or 
spring semester will be required to reapply for admission if they wish to resume their gradu- 
ate studies at North Carolina A&T State University. 

Changes in Schedule 

A change in a student's program may be made with the consent of his/her advisor or de- 
partment chairperson. However, if a student's schedule is changed after the designated drop- 
add period, the consent of the Dean of School of Graduate Studies is required. 

The student must obtain and properly execute the Change of Schedule Form. This form is 
obtained from the Office of the Registrar and should be returned to that office. 

Class Attendance Policy 

Class Attendance 

The University is committed to the principle that regular and punctual class attendance is 
essential to the student's optimum scholastic achievement. An absence, excused or unexcused, 
does not relieve the student of any course requirement. Regular class attendance is a student's 
obligation, and a student is responsible for all the work, including tests and written work re- 
quested or assigned during all class meetings. 

Instructor's Responsibility 

1) Description of attendance requirements should be stated in the course syllabus and an- 
nounced in class, particularly at the beginning of each term. If class attendance is to 

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affect a student's course grade, then a statement to that effect must be a part of the 
course syllabus distributed to each student. 
2) Instructors will keep attendance records in all classes. Each instructor has the right to 
prescribe procedures as to how and when attendance will be taken. 

Student 's Responsibility 

It is the responsibility of each student to learn and comply with the requirements set by the 
instructor for each class in which he/she is registered. The student should 

1) have knowledge of each instructor's attendance and monitoring practices for class 
absences during the term. 

2) become familiar with all materials covered in each course during absences, and make- 
up any work required by the instructor. 

3) initiate the request to make-up work on the first day of class attendance after the 
absence. 

Policy on Make-Up of Required Course Work 

The administration, faculty, and staff recognize that there are circumstances and events 
which require students to miss classes and the required course work which may be performed 
or required on the day of the absence. Also, they recognize that required course work is needed 
to give each student an adequate performance evaluation. Therefore, whenever reasonable 
(and more specifically described below), students should be allowed to make up required 
work. 

The following definitions will apply with respect to this policy: 

a) Required course work — All work which will be used in the determination of final 
grades, e.g., examinations, announced quizzes, required papers and essays, required 
assignments. 

b) Instructor — Person responsible for the course and providing instruction and evalua- 
tion. 

c) Permissible reasons for requesting make-up of required work are: Sickness (verifica- 
tion needed); death of relatives (immediate family); participation in approved Univer- 
sity related activities; or acting in the capacity of a representative of the University 
(band, choir, sports related travel, etc.). Extraordinary circumstances (court appear- 
ance, family emergency, etc.) — require a signed statement. NOTE: Other reasons for 
requesting make-up of required course work are not acceptable. 

Grade Reports 

As soon as grades are determined, at the end of each semester or summer term, a report of 
grades is sent to the student at his/her permanent home address. 

Privacy of Student Records 

The University ensures students access to their official academic records but prohibits the 
release of personally identifiable information, other than "directory information," from these 
records without their permission, except as specified by public law 93-380. "Directory infor- 
mation" includes the following: Student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of 
birth, school, major, sex, marital status, dates of attendance, degree received, honors received, 
institution(s) attended prior to admission to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State 
University, past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, and 
physical factors. Public Law 93-380 further provides that any student may, upon written re- 

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quest, restrict the printing of such personal information relating to himself or herself as is usu- 
ally included in campus directories. A student who desires to have "directory information" 
withheld must submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar one week before the be- 
ginning of classes for the semester or session in which he/she is enrolled. 

Access To Student Records 

1 . The policy for the administration of student academic records is in accordance with the 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. 

2. A student has the right to inspect and review any and all official records, files, and data 
directly related to him/her. 

3. A student who believes that his/her record contains inaccurate or misleading informa- 
tion shall have an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of the record to 
ensure that the record is not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of his/her 
privacy or rights, and to provide an opportunity for the correction or deletion of any 
such inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate data contained therein or for 
the inclusion of the student's own statement of explanation. 

4. The University will comply with a request from a student to review his/her record 
within a reasonable period of time and not later than thirty (30) days after the request 
is received. 

5. The release of academic records requires the written permission of the student, except 
as provided by Public Law 93-380. Transcripts are not issued to a student who has not 
met his/her financial obligations to the University. 

6. Copies of the "University's Statement" concerning access to students' records are 
available in the Office of the Registrar, as well as the office of each school/college 
dean and department chairperson. 

Change of Name and Address 

It is the obligation of every student to notify the Office of the Registrar of any change in 
name or address. Failure to do so can cause serious delay in the handling of the student's 
records and in notification of emergencies at home. A legal court document must accompany 
the request to change the student's name. 

Transcripts of Records 

Requests for official or unofficial transcripts of students' records should be addressed to 
the University Registrar. The cost is $2.00 per copy. 

Indebtedness to the University 

No diploma, certificate, or transcript of a record will be issued to a student who has not 
made a satisfactory settlement with the cashier for all indebtedness to the University. A student 
may not be permitted to attend classes or take final examinations after the due date of any un- 
paid obligation. 

Academic Dishonesty Policy 

North Carolina A&T State University is committed to a policy of academic honesty for all 
students. Examples of Academic Dishonesty include but are not limited to the following: 
• Cheating or knowingly assisting another student in committing an act of academic 
dishonesty. 

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• Plagiarism (unauthorized use of another person's words or ideas as one's own) which 
includes but is not necessarily limited to submitting examinations, theses, reports, 
drawings, laboratory notes, or other materials as one's own work when such work has 
been prepared by another person or copied from another person. 

• Unauthorized possession of examinations or reserve library materials, destruction or 
hiding of source materials, library materials, or laboratory materials, or experiments, 
or any other similar action. 

• Unauthorized changing of grades or marking on an examination or in an instructor's 
grade book, or such change of any grade record. 

• Aiding or abetting in the infraction of any of the provisions anticipated under the 
general standards of student conduct. 

• Assisting another student in violating any of the above rules. 

A student who has committed an act of academic dishonesty has failed to meet a basic re- 
quirement of satisfactory academic performance. Thus, academic dishonesty is not only a basis 
for disciplinary action but may also affect the evaluation of the student's level of performance. 
Any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty is subject to disciplinary action as 
defined below. 

In instances where a student has clearly been identified as having committed an academic 
act of dishonesty, the instructor may take appropriate punitive action including a loss of credit 
for an assignment, an examination or project, or awarding a grade of "F" for the course sub- 
ject to the review and endorsement of the chairperson and the dean. Repeated offenses can 
even lead to dismissal from the University. 

Student Appeals on Academic Dishonesty 

A student who feels unfairly treated as a result of an academic dishonesty matter may ap- 
peal the action in writing to the University Judicial Tribunal. The written notice of appeal must 
be submitted within one week (seven calendar days) of the date of the incident. The student 
should refer to the section on Appellate Procedures in the Student Handbook. 

Graduation 

There are four official graduations (June, August, December and May) for graduate stu- 
dents per year, occurring at the end of the fall and spring semesters and at the end of the sec- 
ond summer session. Formal commencement exercises are held at the end of the spring and 
fall semesters, but any student who graduated the preceding second summer session is eligi- 
ble to participate in the December Commencement. Any doctoral candidate wishing to have 
the degree conferred in absentia must notify the Graduate School in writing; master's candi- 
dates should contact their departments or programs. 



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TUITION AND FEES 

The fee charged to a full-time student carrying nine or more semester hours of work is the 
same as that charged to a full-time undergraduate student. For one academic year, a state res- 
ident should expect to pay approximately $2,306.00, which will cover tuition and required 
fees; this sum does not include room and board charges. Tuition and required fees for an out- 
of-state student carrying a full schedule will total $9,576.00 for the academic year. Current 
room and board rates are $2,235.00 per semester. 

As student fees are subject to change without prior notice, it is advised that the Treasurer's 
Office be contacted for complete information concerning charges for full-time and part-time 
students. 

Special Fees 

Fee for processing application $35.00 

Late Registration 20.00 
Graduation fees: 

Diploma 35.00 

Regalia (cap and gown) 20.00 

Transcript 2.00 

Master's Thesis and Dissertation binding fee 48.00 

EXPENSES AND FINANCIAL AID 

General Information 

NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY IS A PUBLICLY SUPPORTED IN- 
STITUTION. TUITION PAYMENTS AND OTHER REQUIRED STUDENT FEES MEET 
ONLY A PART OF THE TOTAL COST OF THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS EN- 
ROLLED. ON THE AVERAGE, FOR EACH FULL-TIME STUDENT ENROLLED IN AN 
INSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, THE STATE OF NORTH 
CAROLINA APPROPRIATED $8,735 PER YEAR IN PUBLIC FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE 
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFERED. 

THE UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INCREASE OR DECREASE ALL 
FEES AND CHARGES AS WELL AS ADD OR DELETE ITEMS OF EXPENSE WITHOUT 
ADVANCE NOTICE AS CIRCUMSTANCES, IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE ADMINIS- 
TRATION, MAY REQUIRE. 

Boarding and Lodging fees are based on the actual number of days school is in session and 
do not include holidays, breaks, or any other University vacations. 

Students' property in dormitories and other University buildings is at the sole risk of the 
owner, and the University is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to such property arising 
from any cause. 

Students are required to pay for any loss or damage to University property at replacement 
cost due to abuse, negligence, or malicious action, in addition to being subject to disciplinary 
action. 

All undergraduate and graduate students are required to purchase all textbooks. This in- 
cludes hardcover and paperback textbooks. The cost will vary according to academic disci- 
pline. Other policies and procedures governing the book-purchase system can be obtained 
from the University Bookstore. 



24 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



Personal spending money should be sent directly to and made payable to the student in the 
form of money orders or certified checks. As a policy, the University does not cash personal 
checks for students in any amount. 

Diplomas and transcripts are withheld until the student has paid in full all fees and charges 
due the University. A student in debt to the University in any amount will not be permitted to 
enroll for any subsequent semester until his or her obligations are paid. If special financial ar- 
rangements have been made, failure to comply with these arrangements as stipulated will re- 
sult in the student being withdrawn from the University for nonpayment of required fees. 

Special Notice to Veterans 

Veterans attending school under the provisions of Public Law 89-358 receive a monthly 
subsistence allowance from the Veterans Administration. Therefore, veterans are responsible 
for meeting all of their required fee obligations. 

Veterans attending school under the provision of Public Law 894 (Disabled Veterans) re- 
ceive a monthly subsistence allowance from the Veterans Administration. Also, the Veterans 
Administration pays directly to the school the cost of the veteran's tuition and required fees. 
All other fees are the responsibility of the veteran. 

Veterans may contact the Veterans Affairs Office on Campus for any special consideration 
which may be available. 

Auditing 

To audit a course, a student must obtain permission from the Dean of the School of Grad- 
uate Studies and must submit the necessary forms during the registration period. A part-time 
student must pay all fees, including tuition, that would be charged to a student taking the 
course for credit. A full-time student is not required to pay any additional fees for auditing. A 
change from credit registration to audit will not be permitted after late registration ends. An 
auditor is not required to participate in class discussions, prepare assignments, or take exami- 
nations. 

Full-Time Faculty and Employees 

Full-time employees of the University who hold membership in the Teachers' and State 
Employees' Retirement System may register for credit or as auditors with free tuition privi- 
leges for one course in any academic term at any campus of the University of North Carolina. 
Free tuition privileges do not apply during the summer. Each applicant for free tuition must 
submit through regular channels a form provided by the University. 

Refund Policy 

Refunds for official withdrawals from North Carolina A&T State University are prorated, 
based upon the percentage of the enrollment period attended. No refunds are made for official 
withdrawals after the fifth week of the enrollment period. The prorated withdrawal schedule is 
publicized in the schedule of classes booklet and through other University media. 

Residence Status for Tuition Purposes 

The basis for determining the appropriate tuition charge rests upon whether a student is a 
resident or a nonresident for tuition purposes. Each student must make a statement as to the 
length of his or her residence in North Carolina, with assessment by the institution of that 
statement to be conditioned by the following. 

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Residence. To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must become a legal res- 
ident and remain a legal resident for at least twelve months immediately prior to classification. 
Thus, there is a distinction between legal residence and residence for tuition purposes. Fur- 
thermore, twelve months legal residence means more than simple abode in North Carolina. In 
particular, it means maintaining a domicile (permanent home of indefinite duration) as op- 
posed to "maintaining a mere temporary residence or abode incident to enrollment in an insti- 
tution of higher education." The burden of establishing facts which justify classification of a 
student as a resident entitled to in-state tuition rates is on the applicant, who must show his or 
her entitlement by the preponderance (the greater part) of the residentiary information. 

Initiative. Being classified a resident for tuition purposes is contingent on the student's 
seeking such status and providing all information that the institution may require in making 
the determination. 

Parents' Domicile. If an individual, irrespective of age, has living parents(s) or court- 
appointed guardian of the person, the domicile of such parent(s) or guardian is, prima facie, 
the domicile of the individual; but this prima facie evidence of the individual's domicile may 
or may not be sustained by other information. Further, no domiciliary status of parents is not 
deemed prima facie evidence of the applicant child's status if the applicant has lived (though 
not necessarily legally resided) in North Carolina for the five years preceding enrollment or 
re-registration. 

Effect of Marriage. Marriage alone does not prevent a person from becoming or continu- 
ing to be a resident for tuition purposes, nor does marriage in any circumstance ensure that a 
person will become or continue to be a resident for tuition purposes. Marriage and the legal 
residence of one's spouse are, however, relevant information in determining residentiary in- 
tent. Furthermore, if both a husband and his wife are legal residents of North Carolina and if 
one of them has been a legal resident longer than the other, then the longer duration may be 
claimed by either spouse in meeting the twelve-month requirement for in-state tuition status. 

Military Personnel. A North Carolinian who serves outside the State in the armed forces 
does not lose North Carolina domicile simply by reason of such service. And students from the 
military may prove retention or establishment of residence by reference, as in other cases, to 
residentiary acts accompanied by residentiary intent. 

In addition, a separate North Carolina statute affords tuition rate benefits to certain mili- 
tary personnel and their dependents even though not qualifying for the in-state tuition rate by 
reason of twelve months legal residence in North Carolina. Members of the armed services, 
while stationed in and concurrently living in North Carolina, may be charged a tuition rate 
lower than the out-of-state tuition rate to the extent that the total of entitlements for applica- 
tion tuition costs available from the federal government, plus certain amounts based under a 
statutory formula upon the in-state tuition rate, is a sum less than the out-of-state tuition rate 
for the pertinent enrollment. A dependent relative of a service member stationed in North Car- 
olina is eligible to be charged the in-state tuition rate while the dependent relative is living in 
North Carolina with the service member and if the dependent relative has met any requirement 
of the Selective Service System applicable to the dependent relative. These tuition benefits 
may be enjoyed only if the applicable requirements for admission have been met; these bene- 
fits alone do not provide the basis for receiving those derivative benefits under the provisions 
of the residence classification status reviewed elsewhere in this summary. 

Grace Period. If a person (1) has been a bona fide legal resident, (2) has consequently been 
classified a resident for tuition purposes, and (3) has subsequently lost North Carolina legal 
residence while enrolled at a public institution of higher education, that person may continue 
to enjoy the in-state tuition rate for a grace period of twelve months measured from the date 



26 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



on which North Carolina legal residence was lost. If the twelve months ends during an aca- 
demic term for which the person is enrolled at a State institution of higher education, the grace 
period extends, in addition, to the end of that term. The fact of marriage to one who continues 
domiciled outside North Carolina does not by itself cause loss of legal residence marking the 
beginning of the grace period. 

Minors. Minors (persons under 1 8 years of age) usually have the domicile of their parents, 
but certain special cases are recognized by the residence classification statute in determining 
residence for tuition purposes. 

(a) If a minor's parents live apart, the minor's domicile is deemed to be North Carolina for 
the time period(s) that either parent, as a North Carolina legal resident, may claim and does 
claim the minor as a tax dependent, even if other law or judicial act assigns the minor's domi- 
cile outside North Carolina. A minor thus deemed to be a legal resident will not, upon achiev- 
ing majority before enrolling at an institution of higher education, lose North Carolina legal 
residence if that person (1) upon becoming an adult "acts, to the extent that the person's de- 
gree of actual emancipation permits, in a manner consistent with bona fide legal residence in 
North Carolina" and (2) "begins enrollment at an institution of higher education not later than 
the fall academic term following completion of education prerequisite to admission at such in- 
stitution." 

(b) If a minor has lived for five or more consecutive years with relatives (other than par- 
ents) who are domiciled in North Carolina and if the relatives have functioned during this time 
as if they were personal guardians, the minor will be deemed a resident for tuition purposes 
for an enrolled term commencing immediately after at least five years in which these circum- 
stances have existed. If under this consideration a minor is deemed to be a resident for tuition 
purposes immediately prior to his or her eighteenth birthday, that person on achieving major- 
ity will be deemed a legal resident of North Carolina of at least twelve months duration. This 
provision acts to confer in-state tuition status even in the face of other provisions of law to the 
contrary; however, a person deemed a resident of twelve months duration pursuant to this pro- 
vision continues to be a legal resident of the State only so long as he or she does not abandon 
North Carolina domicile. 

Lost but Regained Domicile. If a student ceases enrollment at or graduates from an insti- 
tution of higher education while classified a resident for tuition purposes and then both aban- 
dons and reacquires North Carolina domicile within a 12-month period, that person, if he or 
she continues to maintain the reacquired domicile into re-enrollment at an institution of higher 
education, may re-enroll at the in-state tuition rate without having to meet the usual twelve- 
month durational requirement. However, any one person may receive the benefit of the provi- 
sion only once. 

Change of Status. A student admitted to initial enrollment in an institution (or permitted 
to re-enroll following an absence from the institutional program which involved a formal with- 
drawal from enrollment) must be classified by the admitting institution either as a resident or 
as a nonresident for tuition purposes prior to actual enrollment. A residence status classifica- 
tion once assigned (and finalized pursuant to any appeal properly taken) may be changed 
thereafter (with corresponding change in billing rates) only at intervals corresponding with the 
established primary divisions of the academic year. 

Transfer Students. When a student transfers from one North Carolina public institution of 
higher education to another, he or she is treated as a new student by the institution to which he 
or she is transferring and must be assigned an initial residence status classification for tuition 
purposes. 



Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 27 



Financial Support for Graduate Students 

Financial aid is money awarded to assist students in paying for the cost of an education. 
Applying and receiving financial aid is a simple process. Students apply for need based and 
some non-need based financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
(FAFSA). Students should complete this form immediately after January 1. There is no pro- 
cessing fee and all graduate students are encouraged to complete the application. Students can 
submit the FAFSA on the Web (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) or mail the form to the Federal Pro- 
cessing Center. North Carolina A&T State University school code is 002905. The University's 
priority deadline is March 15; however, students who miss the deadline are still encouraged 
to complete and mail the FAFSA. 

A financial aid award will not be offered until a student is admitted to the University. 
Therefore, it is important that the admission procedure be completed as soon as possible. 

A student enrolled as a "Postbaccalaureate Studies (PBS)" student is not eligible to receive 
Federal and State financial aid. The student must petition the Dean of Graduate Studies to have 
his/her status reviewed and changed, if applicable. 

All students must re-apply for financial assistance each academic year and separately for 
summer school. 

Types of Available Funds 

Graduate students are eligible for Assistantships, Stipends, Scholarships, Work, Loans and 
some Grants. Work assistance must be earned and loans must be repaid. 

Graduate Assistantship 

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified individuals. The stu- 
dent is assigned to assist a professor or a department for a limited number of hours for the du- 
ration of the assistantship. Some graduate assistants are assigned to teach freshman classes. 
Normally, a graduate assistant will be assigned to teach only one class per semester, but he/she 
may be assigned to teach a maximum of two classes. The assistantship offers a stipend that 
will assist a student to pay required tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Application for 
an assistantship must be made to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at least five 
months before fall registration. Only full-time graduate students are eligible. 

Stipends 

Stipends are considered a resource for financial aid purposes. If the student receives 
stipend assistance, the amount may affect eligibility for federal financial assistance. 

Course Work - Masters' and Doctoral students must enroll in at least half time (5 hours) of 
graduate course work (600 or 700 course level) to be eligible for a Federal Direct Student 
Loan. The University considers 9 hours to be full-time; therefore, half-time would be 5 hours. 
Financial aid for Graduate students will not cover undergraduate courses taken. 

Scholarships 

The majority of scholarships at NC A&T State University are awarded through the aca- 
demic department. Students are strongly urged to contact their academic department for addi- 
tional scholarship information. Students receiving an outside scholarship should forward a 
copy of the notice to the Student Financial Aid Office. The scholarship will be included in the 
student's award and may cause an adjustment to the current award package. All scholarship 

28 Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



checks should be made payable to North Carolina A&T State University and mailed to the 
Treasurer's Office. The check should include the student's name and social security number. 

Students are encouraged to search for scholarships via the internet (http://www.finaid.org) 
or the library. Students should be careful of companies who offer to locate scholarships for a 
fee. 

Additional scholarship information for graduate students can be obtained by visiting the 
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority web site at (http://www.ncseaa.edu). 

Federal Work Study 

Federal Work-Study is available to eligible students. Job assignments are available to grad- 
uate students with financial need. The Federal Work-Study Program provides students the op- 
portunity to earn part of their educational expenses and to gain valuable work experience for 
future reference. The total amount of the award is listed on the award notification. Students 
who are awarded Federal Work-Study must pick up an assignment form from the Student Fi- 
nancial Aid Office at the beginning of the Fall semester. Students cannot begin work until an 
authorization is received and returned to the Student Financial Aid Office. Students should re- 
port back to the assigned department in the Spring semester. To ensure that the award amount 
is not exceeded, students are encouraged not to work more than 15 hours per week. The Stu- 
dent Financial Aid Office is not responsible for paying hours which exceed the award amount. 
Students working on campus are paid monthly, normally, on the 15th of each month. It is the 
student's and supervisor's responsibility to ensure that the award amount is not exceeded. 
Time sheets are due in the Student Financial Aid Office monthly in order for the student to be 
paid. Time sheets received after the due date will be held until the next payroll. Checks are dis- 
tributed from the Treasurer's Office. The Federal Work-Study award cannot be used toward 
payment of University fees at registration. 

Grants 

Minority Presence funds are awarded to the University from the State of North Carolina 
to recruit North Carolina residents who are minority (white) students. The University awards 
up to $600 for the academic year. The student must take at least three hours of degree-credit 
coursework per semester. Applications may be obtained from the Admissions Office. 

Loans 

The Student Financial Aid Office awards funds through the Federal Direct Loan Program 
to Graduate Students. This is a loan and must be repaid with interest. There are two types of 
Federal Direct loans. Subsidized Loans are based on financial need and the government pays 
the interest on the student's behalf as long as the student is attending school at least half-time 
(5 or more hours per semester). The student is responsible for the interest payments on an un- 
subsidized loan. The interest is billed quarterly, after the second disbursement. Students can 
allow the interest to be capitalized and added to the principal, if payment cannot be made. Stu- 
dents must sign a promissory note. Promissory notes are signed via the web. Students are en- 
couraged to borrow the minimum loan amount. If this is the student's first time borrowing at 
NC A&T State University, the borrower must attend an entrance counseling session before the 
first disbursement is made. Students should review the promissory note for the expected dis- 
bursement dates. Loan funds will be applied to the student's account within five days of the 
disbursement date. The loan is disbursed in two payments. The Spring disbursement will occur 



Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 29 



10 days before the first day of Spring semester classes. Generally, refunds are available from 
the Treasurer's Office five to seven days after the loan is applied to the account. 

Students are notified of the amount of aid received through the award notification. The 
award notification indicates the gross amount of the loan for the fall and spring semester 
and/or summer sessions. The student's account and bill indicates the actual amount received. 
Students have the right to cancel all or part of the loan. Students interested in canceling or re- 
ducing the loan, must notify the Student Financial Aid Office in writing. The correspondence 
must be received in the Student Financial Aid Office within 14 days from the date of the bill; 
otherwise, the loan will remain on the student's account. If the loan is canceled, the student is 
responsible for any outstanding account balance. 

Adjustment to an Award - Financial aid budgets and awards will be adjusted for graduate 
students enrolled less than 9 hours. Adjustments will be based on the hours enrolled as of the 
census date. If adjustments are made and the student has received a refund, the student will be 
responsible for any balance due the University. 

Teacher Certification - Students working on Teaching Certification only are eligible to re- 
ceive a Federal Direct Student Loan provided the student is enrolled in at least six (6) credit 
hours. The loan can only be awarded at the undergraduate fifth year level. Students can only 
borrow at the fifth grade level only twice. Students cannot exceed the maximum loan amount 
as an undergraduate student. Students can only receive financial aid once for Teacher Certifi- 
cation or Licensure Only Classes. Financial aid will only pay for the class once. 

Summer School 

Students interested in attending Summer School must complete a separate application and 
have a current year FAFSA on file. Graduate students generally receive only the Federal Di- 
rect Student Loan, if there is remaining eligibility. All students must attend the First Summer 
Session to be eligible for a Direct Loan. A student must enroll in at least 5 credit hours (half- 
time) to receive loan assistance. Students who are not maintaining Satisfactory Academic 
Progress should attend summer school to remove the deficiency, but will not be eligible for fi- 
nancial assistance. 

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS 

GRADUATE ELIGIBILITY* 

To be in compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, graduate students 
must meet the following requirements to continue receipt of financial aid.: 

A. They must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better at the end of 
each academic year. 

B. If they are full-time graduate students, they must earn 9 hours each semester. 

C. If they are less than full-time graduate students, they must complete, with passing 
grades, at least 80% of the total number of hours attempted for the academic year. 

D. They must not exceed 54 attempted hours. Majors in Counseling Education, Agency 
Counseling and Business and Industry must not exceed 90 attempted hours. 

E. They must not exceed six semesters of full-time enrollment (full-time is 9 or more hrs.) 



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Failure to earn the required hours and/or grade point average will result in the student 
being suspended from financial aid. Students can attend summer school to make up the defi- 
ciency; however, the student is responsible for payment of charges. 

Additional information on financial aid programs can be obtained from the University Bul- 
letin, the Financial Aid Handbook, the Federal Work-Study Handbook and the University web 
site (http://www.ncat.edu). 

Immunization for Graduate Students 

All full-time graduate students admitted to a degree program are required by State Law to 
submit a report of medical history and immunization documentation prior to completing their 
initial registration. North Carolina A&T State University students returning to School of Grad- 
uate Studies must have their medical history file updated. The required immunizations must 
be submitted to the student health center before registration for classes. If this requirement is 
not met dismissal from school is mandatory under state law. Students taking evening (after 
6:00 p.m.) and weekend classes are not required to submit immunizations. The following im- 
munizations are required by state law and are offered at the Student Health Center for the fol- 
lowing cost: 

Tetanus (within ten years) $10.00 

MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) — 1 vaccine for students 30 years and older, 

— 2 vaccines for students under age 30 $10.00 

Tuberculin skin test for international students $ 5.00 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A PHYSICAL EXAMI- 
NATION. 

For new students who have been accepted, please complete the medical history form en- 
closed in your graduate packet, and return it to: 

Sebastian Health Center 

North Carolina A&T State University 

Greensboro, North Carolina 27411 

Attention: Medical Records 

Health Services 

The Sebastian Student Health Center is managed by a Director of Health Services. Medi- 
cal services are available to all students in the Student Health Center if they have paid the stu- 
dent health fee as part of their general University fee. 

The basic components of the Health Service Program are as follows: 

1. Medical Services: The University Physicians are in attendance in the Health Center 
daily (hours for routine treatment are posted) — and on 24-hour call for any emer- 
gency situations. 

2. Nursing Services: Registered nurses, under the direction of a Head Nurse, are in at- 
tendance daily to treat and evaluate students' health needs and answer any questions 
pertaining to health problems and other concerns. 

3. Laboratory Services: A Certified Medical Technologist is on duty - Friday to perform 
various laboratory tests as ordered by the physician to diagnose a variety of medical 
problems. 

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4. Medical Records: All students must submit to the Health Center proof that they have 
had a physical exam and proof of immunizations. 

5. Pharmacy Services: A registered pharmacist is available - Friday to dispense medi- 
cation and provide patient teaching about all prescriptions filled. 

6. Health Education Services: Prevention education is available through our health ed- 
ucator for a variety of health conditions. Someone is available Friday to assist with any 
health issues or concerns. 

The center also undertakes to provide up-to-date and emerging information on health- 
related issues and concerns on a continuing basis for the University community. 

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 

The Office of International Students and Scholars provides services and programs for 
international (foreign-born) students. The Office provides assistance with pre-arrival prepara- 
tion, arrival/adjustment assistance, the admissions process, housing, insurance, and immigra- 
tion matters. Orientation and advisement are provided to assist students with their adjustment 
to the University and community. In cooperation with various departments and organizations, 
including the International Student Association, the Office provides activities that enhance cul- 
tural, social, and personal development. (The Association is open to all international students 
with an interest in the goals of the organization.) 

Students are encouraged to promote multicultural understanding by participating in a 
variety of activities in the Greensboro community. 

Three hundred international students attend the University, and they represent 55 coun- 
tries. 

All international students are required to verify their immigration/residency status to the 
International Students and Scholars Office before registering at the University and notify the 
Office immediately of any change in their immigration status and address. 

All F- 1 non-immigrants are required to obtain an 1-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Non- 
immigrant Student Status for Academic and Language Students) from this institution prior to 
enrollment. (I-20's issued by another institution are not valid for attendance at A&T.) The re- 
quirements for an 1-20 include a TOEFL score of 550 or above; a financial guarantee (letter of 
support, bank statement, and verification of salary from sponsor's employer); and a deposit for 
the first year's tuition and fees. Proof of valid immigration status is required if the applicant is 
currently residing in the United States. Academic transcripts must be evaluated by a creden- 
tials evaluation agency at the applicant's expense. For further information about admission 
requirements, contact the School of Graduate Studies Office at 336-334-7920. 

Scholarships are not available through the International Students and Scholars Affairs Of- 
fice. If you are interested in an assistantship or scholarship, you should contact your academic 
department. 

Immigrants must provide the International Students and Scholars Office with a copy of 
their Permanent Resident Card. Foreign-born U.S. Citizens must provide a copy of their Cer- 
tificate of Naturalized Citizenship. All other applicants should provide the documents neces- 
sary to verify current immigration status. 

All non-immigrants are required to attend the International Student Orientation held dur- 
ing the registration period. The immigration law requires F-l non-immigrants to complete 
their registration with the International Students and Scholars Office within 15 days after 
classes begin. 

All non-immigrants are responsible for maintaining their legal immigration status. Non- 
immigrant students in F-l visa status are required by United States Immigration regulations to 

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enroll full-time, except for the summer terms. Full-time enrollment is defined as enrollment 
every term in a minimum of 12 semester hours (undergraduate), or nine semester hours (grad- 
uate). 

The legal regulations governing non-immigrant students are complex. The Director of the 
International Students and Scholars Office is available to explain these regulations in detail. 
F-l non-immigrants are not eligible to work off-campus without approval from the U.S. Im- 
migration and Naturalization Service and must maintain legal status in order to work on cam- 
pus. F-2 and H-4 non-immigrants are not eligible to work. 

Non-immigrant students are required to maintain comprehensive health and accident in- 
surance coverage that includes repatriation and medical evacuation. Students must purchase 
insurance on a semester basis during registration. The policy must have specific levels of cov- 
erage to ensure that it is adequate to provide for medical costs in the U.S. Students are advised 
not to purchase insurance policies prior to arrival unless they cover the period from departure 
until enrollment in a new policy at the University. Government sponsored students and stu- 
dents with pre-existing medical conditions who have insurance should not cancel their insur- 
ance in order to purchase the University recommended plan. These students should consult 
with the Director of International Students and Scholars in regards to their coverage. 

Any F or J non-immigrant who fails to provide proof of adequate insurance by the end of 
the regular registration period to the Director of International Students and Scholars will be 
billed for the University insurance. F and J visa holders are considered as non-residents and 
are assessed non-resident (out-of-state) fees. 

The Office is located in Murphy Hall, Room 221, at the corner of Nocho Street and S. G. 
Thomas Drive. The telephone number is (336) 334-7551; the fax number is (336) 334-7001. 
Mrs. Sharon R. Martin is the Director of the International Students and Scholars Office and 
Adviser to the International Student Association. Her e-mail address is martins@ncat.edu. The 
University's homepage address is http://www.ncat.edu. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

The School of Graduate Studies offers programs of study leading to the master's degree in 
40 fields and the doctorate in three fields. Each student's program is planned with an advisory 
committee of graduate faculty members to provide the opportunity for gaining advanced 
knowledge in the particular field of study. Graduate education is the final stage in the devel- 
opment of intellectual independence. It is different from undergraduate education in that the 
student is encouraged to establish premises, to hypothesize, and to defend both the procedure 
and the conclusions of independent investigation. The burden of proof for the verifiability of 
knowledge rests on the student, not on the faculty member. Emphasis is placed upon the stu- 
dent's scholarly development through formal course work, seminars, research, and indepen- 
dent investigation. 

Graduate students are expected to familiarize themselves with the requirements for the 
degrees for which they are candidates and are held responsible for the fulfillment of these 
requirements. 

Master's Degrees 

The School of Graduate Studies offers programs of study leading to the Master of Science 
degree, the Master of Arts degree, and the Master of Social Work degree. 



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Requirements for Master's Degrees 

Graduate Advisor and Graduate Advisory Committee 

All students in master's programs must have a graduate advisor who is a member of the 
Graduate Faculty in the student's major department or program. The graduate advisor is ap- 
pointed by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. In addition, all students must have a grad- 
uate advisory committee. The advisory committee is composed of at least three members of 
the Graduate Faculty. The graduate advisor serves as chair or co-chair of the committee. The 
graduate advisory committee is appointed by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs in the stu- 
dent's department or program. At the time of the request for a permit to schedule the final oral 
examination, the Graduate School verifies that the committee is constituted properly. 

Plan of Graduate Work 

The master's degree candidate must submit an approved Plan of Graduate Work to the 
School of Graduate Studies Office during the term in which the candidate will complete 15 or 
more credits toward the degree sought. If the 15 credits will be completed at the end of a reg- 
ular semester, the Plan of Graduate Work must be submitted to the School of Graduate Stud- 
ies Office five working days before registration for the following semester. If the 15 credits 
will be completed at the end of the summer session, the Plan of Graduate Work should be filed 
in the School of Graduate Studies Office within five working days following fall registration. 
The Plan of Graduate Work shows committee chairperson, other committee members, and a 
sequence of courses approved by the student's advisor. Each committee member's signature 
on the Plan of Graduate Work indicates approval for the Plan of Graduate Work. Upon ap- 
proval by the School of Graduate Studies, the Plan becomes the student's official guide to 
completing his/her program. Any changes in the Plan of Graduate Work or exceptions to the 
schedule for submission of the Plan must be approved by the committee and the Dean of the 
School of Graduate Studies. Since there are many possible combinations of coursework, a spe- 
cific Plan of Graduate Work is developed by the advisory committee with the student. The 
course work to be taken by the student and the thesis topic, where applicable, must be ap- 
proved by the student's advisory committee and the Coordinator of Graduate Programs in the 
student's department or program. This should be done prior to completion of one-half of the 
credits on the plan. 

Declaration of Major 

A graduate student shall declare and complete the requirements of one master's degree 
program before declaring another major. This does not prevent a student from changing a dec- 
laration of major. 

Time Limitation 

The master's degree program must be completed within six successive calendar years. Pro- 
grams remaining incomplete after this time interval are subject to cancellation, revision, or 
special examination for out-dated work. Students enrolled in doctoral programs (Electrical, In- 
dustrial and Systems, and Mechanical Engineering) should see the appropriate section of the 
Graduate Catalog for details regarding the maximum time allowed to complete the degree 
programs. When the program of study is interrupted because the student has been drafted into 
the armed services, the time limit shall be extended for the length of time the student shall have 



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been on active duty, if the candidate resumes graduate work no later than one year following 
his/her release from military service. 

Course Levels 

At the University, the department prefix, followed by a three-digit number, is used to des- 
ignate all course offerings. The first digit indicates the classification level of the course. 
Courses numbered 600 through 699 are open to seniors and to graduate students. Courses 
numbered 700 and above are open only to graduate students. At least 50% the courses counted 
in the work towards a master's degree must be those open only to graduate students; that is, 
numbered 700 and above. 

Credits 

A minimum of 30 semester credit hours is required for most master's degrees; however, 
some programs require more than 30. Also, many students, in order to gain the breadth desired 
in their program or to make up deficits in their undergraduate degree, will actually take more 
credit hours than the minimum required by the program. It is expected that a student can com- 
plete a program by studying full time for an academic year and one additional summer term, 
or by studying full-time during four nine-week summer sessions. 

The minimum credit requirements for Master of Science in Engineering are 30 semester 
hours for students who elect to take the thesis option and 33 semester hours for students who 
take the non-thesis option. 

Residence Requirements 

A minimum of three-fourths of the hours required for the master's degree must be earned 
in residence study at the University. 

Transfer credit 

No more than six hours of the minimal 30-hour requirement will be accepted from other in- 
stitutions. A graduate course which has been completed with a grade of "B" or better may be 
considered for transfer to a master's program provided that it has been completed in a graduate 
or post-baccalaureate classification at an accredited graduate school. Exceptions are allowed for 
transfer from foreign institutions if the department or program provides the Graduate School 
with adequate documentation that the course is relevant to the degree, with appropriate content 
and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least comparable to those of stu- 
dents taking the equivalent course at North Carolina A&T State University, and that the course 
was taught by faculty who are qualified to teach at the master's degree level. Credit accepted 
by extension reduces the amount of credit that may be transferred from other institutions. 

Transfer of Undergraduate Credit 

Graduate credit may be allowed for up to 6 hours of the minimal 30-hour requirement for 
courses taken at North Carolina A&T State University provided that it is at the 600 level or 
higher, that the grade is "B" or better, that it was not counted to fulfill undergraduate require- 
ments, and that it is recommended by the student's undergraduate advisor prior to enrollment 
in the course. No graduate credit will be allowed for excess credits completed in an under- 
graduate classification at another institution. 



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Credits from Previous North Carolina A&T State University Master's Degree 

Only 12 credits from a previous North Carolina A&T State University master's degree 
may be counted toward the minimal 30-hour requirement. 

Language Requirements 

A reading knowledge of one foreign language is required by some programs for the Mas- 
ter of Arts and the Master of Science degrees. Other departments may designate that the lan- 
guage requirement be filled from among those languages in which the Department of Foreign 
Languages conducts testing. Students should contact the major department for specific lan- 
guage requirements. 

Thesis 

Theses prepared by candidates for the Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees, in 
programs requiring the thesis, must present an original investigation into a subject which has 
been approved by the student's advisory committee and the Coordinator of Graduate Programs 
in the student's major. Four copies of the thesis in final form as approved by the advisory com- 
mittee, each signed by the members of the advisory committee, must be submitted to the 
School of Graduate Studies by a specific deadline in the semester or summer session in which 
the degree is to be conferred. Detailed information on the form and organization of the thesis 
is presented in the Graduate School's Thesis and Dissertation Manual, which is available in 
the School of Graduate Studies Office or on the website at www.ncat.edu. 

Final Comprehensive Examination 

Students enrolled in a master's degree program or a doctoral degree program may be tested 
by a comprehensive examination to determine the student's knowledge and skills in a general 
subject matter area of concentration. The comprehensive examination date will be announced 
by the departmental graduate committee chairperson at the beginning of the semester. This ex- 
amination will be administered to the enrolled student by an examining committee of the de- 
partment. Eligibility to sit for the examination will be determined by the departmental graduate 
committee and the results of the examination will be forwarded to the School of Graduate 
Studies Office no later than 30 days prior to the end of the semester. Students may only take 
the comprehensive examination twice. 

After a second failure, the student must petition the Coordinator of Graduate Programs and 
the Graduate Dean for approval to take the exam a third time. If the student is unsuccessful 
after the third attempt, the student is dismissed from the Graduate Program. 

Comprehensive Final Oral Examinations 

Candidates for master's degrees must pass a comprehensive oral examination to demon- 
strate to the advisory committee that he/she possesses a reasonable mastery of the subject mat- 
ter of the major and supporting fields and that this knowledge can be used with promptness 
and accuracy. This examination may not be held until all other requirements, except comple- 
tion of the course work in current registration during the final semester, are satisfied. A request 
for a permit to schedule the examination may be filed with the Dean of the School of Gradu- 
ate Studies after the above conditions are met. The School of Graduate Studies will check to 
determine that the advisory committee and the courses taken by the student meet Graduate 
School requirements. If all requirements are met, the permit to schedule the final examination 
will be forwarded to the Director of Graduate Programs within 20 days of receipt of the re- 

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quest. Upon receipt of the permit, the student may proceed to schedule the exam at a time that 
is convenient to all members of the advisory committee. In those programs that require the the- 
sis, the thesis must be submitted in complete form, except for such revisions necessary as a re- 
sult of the final exam, to all members of the advisory committee at least two weeks prior to 
the exam. 

A unanimous vote of approval of the advisory committee is required for passing the oral 
examination. Approval of the examination may be conditional, however, upon completion of 
additional work to the satisfaction of the advisory committee. A formal reexamination will not 
be required in this case. Failure of a student to pass the oral examination terminates the stu- 
dent's graduate work at North Carolina A&T State University, unless the graduate advisory 
committee unanimously recommends a reexamination. Only one reexamination will be given. 
A form giving the date that the exam was conducted and the result of the examination signed 
by all members of the advisory committee is forwarded to the Dean of the Graduate School by 
the Coordinator of Graduate programs in the student's department or program. A student may 
appeal all committee actions by written application to the Dean of the Graduate School. 

Oral examinations for master's degree candidates are open to the Graduate Faculty by 
right and to the University community by unanimous consent of the advisory committee and 
the student being examined. Discussions and decisions regarding the student's performance 
are private to the advisory committee. 

Summary of Procedures for Master's Degrees 

ALL STUDENTS 

• Application materials and required fees must be received. 

• Application materials must be reviewed by department or program. 

• The department or program must forward its recommendation regarding applicant's 
admissibility to the Graduate Dean. 

• The School of Graduate Studies must review the recommendation and the student is 
notified of the action taken on the request for admission. 

• The student must report to the department or program, be assigned a graduate advisor, 
and develop a roster of courses and credits with the advisor. 

• The student must comply with requests from School of Graduate Studies for updated 
copies of transcripts from previous colleges or universities. 

• The student must sign a patent agreement and file with School of Graduate Studies. 

• The student is subject to continuous registration policy until graduation. 

• The student must pass a language examination, if required. 

• The student must pass a written examination, if required. 

• The student must submit a diploma order form by end of sixth week of the semester 
or summer session of anticipated graduation. 

• A grade point average of at least 3.0 for the degree requirements as well as on overall 
graduate coursework at North Carolina A&T State University is required for gradua- 
tion. 

All degree requirements must be completed within six calendar years, beginning with the 
date the student commences courses carrying graduate credit applicable to the degree program, 
unless a more restrictive time limit has been established by the department/program or aca- 
demic college/school. 



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Students In Non-Thesis Programs 

• A graduate advisory committee of three or more Graduate Faculty members must be 
appointed by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. 

• A Plan of Graduate Work must be prepared by the student, in consultation with and 
with the approval of his/her graduate advisory committee. This plan must be approved 
by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs prior to completion of one-half the credits 
on the plan. 

• When all requirements except completion of the course work in the final semester are 
satisfied, Coordinator of Graduate Programs must request that the Graduate School 
issue permit to schedule the final oral examination. 

• If Graduate School requirements are met, a permit to schedule the final examination 
will be issued by the Graduate School within 20 working days of receipt of the request. 

• The final examination must be scheduled and conducted. 

• The final examination report, including date and result of the examination, must be 
submitted to the Graduate School by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. This re- 
port should be received by the Graduate School within five working days of the ex- 
amination. 

• The deadline date for unconditionally passing the final examination in order for the 
student to graduate in a given semester appears in the Academic Calendar in this cat- 
alog as well as other Graduate School calendars. 

Students In Thesis Programs 

• A graduate advisory committee of three or more Graduate Faculty members must be 
appointed by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. 

• A Plan of Graduate Work must be prepared by the student, in consultation with and 
with the approval of his/her graduate advisory committee. This plan must be approved 
by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs prior to completion of one-half the credits 
on the plan. 

• A copy of a preliminary draft of the thesis, if required, must be submitted to the chair 
of the student's advisory committee. 

• When all requirements except completion of the course work in the final semester are 
satisfied and after the thesis is complete except for such revisions as may be necessary 
as a result of the exam, the Coordinator of Graduate Programs will request that the 
School of Graduate Studies issue a permit to schedule the final oral examination. 

• If Graduate School requirements are met, a permit to schedule the final examination is 
issued by the School of Graduate Studies within 20 working days of receipt of the 
request. 

• At least two weeks prior to the final oral examination, the chair of the student's advi- 
sory committee must submit the thesis, if required, to the other members of the advi- 
sory committee for review. 

• The final examination must be scheduled and conducted. 

• The final examination report, including date and result of the examination, must be 
submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the Coordinator of Graduate Programs. 
The report should be received by the School of Graduate Studies within five working 
days of the examination. 

• The student must submit four copies of the thesis, signed by each member of his/her 
advisory committee, to the School of Graduate Studies. 



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• The deadline date for submitting four copies of the thesis to the School of Graduate 
Studies in order for the student to graduate in a given semester or summer session ap- 
pears in The Academic Calendar in this catalog as well as other School of Graduate 
Studies calendars. 

• The defended thesis is reviewed by the School of Graduate Studies to insure that the 
format conforms with the specifications prescribed in the Thesis and Dissertation 
Manual. 

Requirements for Doctor of Philosophy Degree 

The doctorate symbolizes the ability of the recipient to undertake original research and 
scholarly work at the highest levels without supervision. The degree is therefore not granted 
simply upon completion of a stated amount of course work but rather upon demonstration by 
the student of a comprehensive knowledge and high attainment in scholarship in a specialized 
field of study. The student must demonstrate this ability by writing a dissertation reporting the 
results of an original investigation and by passing a series of comprehensive examinations in 
the field of specialization. 

Advisory Committee and Plan of Graduate Work 

An advisory committee of at least four Graduate Faculty members, one of whom will be 
designated as chair, will be appointed by the Dean of School of Graduate Studies upon the rec- 
ommendation of the Chairperson of the department. The committee, which must include at 
least one representative of the minor field, will with the student, prepare a Plan of Graduate 
Work that must be approved by the department and the School of Graduate Studies. In addi- 
tion to the course work to be undertaken, the subject of the student's dissertation must appear 
on the plan. Any subsequent changes in committee or subject or in the overall plan must be 
submitted for approval as with the original plan. 

The program of study must be unified, and all constituent parts must contribute to an or- 
ganized program of study and research. Courses must be selected from groups embracing one 
principal subject of concentration, the major, and from a cognate field, the minor. 

Residence Requirement 

For the Doctor of Philosophy degree, the student is expected to be registered for graduate 
work at an accredited graduate school for at least six semesters beyond the baccalaureate 
degree. 

The basic University residence requirements are defined below. However, the College of 
Engineering has the prerogative of establishing more restrictive requirements within the re- 
spective schools. 

Language Requirements 

Other departments may designate that the language requirement be filled from among 
those languages in which the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures conduct test- 
ing. Doctoral students should contact the major department for specific language require- 
ments. 

Preliminary Comprehensive Examinations 

After completing the language requirement but not earlier than the end of the second year 
of graduate study and not later than one semester (four months) before the final oral examina- 

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tion, each doctoral student is required to take the preliminary comprehensive examinations. 
The examinations consist of two parts: written examinations and an oral examination. 

The written portion may be conducted in one of two ways. In the first, each member of the 
advisory committee prepares a set of questions for the student's response, and answers to each 
set are returned to the appropriate member for grading. 

The examination questions involved may cover any phase of the course work taken by the 
student during graduate study or any subject logically related to an understanding of the sub- 
ject matter in the major and minor areas of study. The questions are designed to measure the 
student's mastery of the subject matter and the adequacy of preparation for research. Failure 
to pass the written preliminary examination terminates the student's work at this institution, 
subject to departmental and/or school policies with respect to reexamination. 

Upon satisfactory completion of the written portion of the preliminary examinations and 
after completion of all course work relevant to the examination, authorization for the prelimi- 
nary oral examination is requested from the School of Graduate Studies. This examination is 
conducted by the student's advisory committee and a representative from the School of Grad- 
uate Studies and is open to all Graduate Faculty members. The oral examination is designed 
to test the student's ability to relate factual knowledge to specific circumstances, to use this 
knowledge with accuracy and promptness, and to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding 
of the field of specialization and related areas. 

A unanimous vote of approval by the members of the advisory committee is required for 
the student to pass the preliminary oral examination. Approval may be conditional, however, 
on the successful completion of additional work in some particular field(s). All committee ac- 
tions may be appealed by written application to the Graduate Dean. 

Failure to pass the preliminary oral examination terminates the student's work at this in- 
stitution unless the examining committee recommends a reexamination. No reexamination 
may be given until at least one full semester has elapsed, and only one reexamination is per- 
mitted. 

Candidacy 

A doctoral student is admitted to candidacy upon passing the preliminary examinations 
without conditions or after fulfilling any conditions specified by the advisory committee. 

Qualifying Examination 

This is a written examination that is required of all Ph.D. students and that is scheduled 
each semester. The qualifying examination must be passed prior to the end of the third 
semester. Provisional students cannot sit for the qualifying examination. They must first gain 
a status change to unconditional admission. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 

Preliminary Examination 

The preliminary examination is given in the semester following completion of all required 
coursework. In this oral examination, the student is asked about graduate course work and sub- 
ject matter related to the specialization. It is also a presentation and defense of the proposed 
dissertation topic. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 

Admission to Candidacy 

Admission to candidacy is given once the student has completed and passed all parts of 
the preliminary examination. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 



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Final Oral Examination 

The final oral examination is scheduled after the dissertation is complete. It consists of the 
defense of the methodology used and the conclusion reached in the research. Consult the de- 
partmental handbook for details. 

Dissertation Submission 

The doctoral dissertation presents the results of the student's original investigation in the field 
of major interest. It must be a contribution to knowledge, be adequately supported by data and be 
written in a manner consistent with the highest standards of scholarship. Publication is expected. 

Upon passing the Ph.D. final oral examination, each Ph.D. student must have the dissertation 
approved by each member of the student's advisory committee. The defended dissertation must 
be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the deadline given in the academic calendar, 
and must conform to the School of Graduate Studies' Thesis and Dissertations Manual, a copy of 
which may be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies Office. Once final approval is 
granted, four copies of the document signed by all members of the student's advisory committee 
must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by a specified deadline in the semester or 
summer session in which the degree is to be conferred. 

The University has a requirement that all doctoral dissertations be microfilmed by University 
Microfilms International of Ann Arbor, Michigan, which includes publication of the abstract in 
Dissertation Abstracts International. The student is required to pay for the microfilming service. 

Residence Requirement and Doctor of Philosophy Time Limit 

Two residence credits must be earned. In addition, the doctoral student has a maximum of 
six calendar years from admission to attain candidacy and ten calendar years to complete all 
requirements. The dissertation must be completed in five years after admission to candidacy. 
Consult the departmental handbook for details. 

Credit Completion Requirements 

A minimum of 24 course credits and 12 dissertation credits beyond the Master of Science 
are required. Consult the departmental handbook for details. 

Interinstitutional Doctor of Philosophy Program 

North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, and the University 
of North Carolina at Charlotte all participate in an interinstitutional Ph.D. program. Students 
seeking admission to such a cooperative program must satisfy all admission and degree re- 
quirements at the university where the Ph.D. will be issued as well as those of the student's 
home institution. Details are available at each of the departments involved in the interinstitu- 
tional Ph.D. program. 

Summary of Procedures for Doctor of Philosophy 

• Application materials and the required fee are received. 

• Application materials are reviewed by the department or program. 

• The department or program forwards its recommendation regarding applicant's ad- 
missibility to Graduate Dean 

• The Graduate School reviews the recommendation and notifies the student of the 
action taken on the request for admission. 



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The student arrives, reports to the department or program, is assigned a graduate ad- 
visor, and develops a roster of courses and credits with the advisor. 
The student complies with requests from the Graduate School for updated copies of 
transcripts from previous colleges or universities. 

The student is subject to the continuous registration policy until graduation. 
An advisory committee of at least four graduate faculty members appointed by the 
Graduate Dean upon the recommendation of the coordinator of graduate programs. 
The Graduate Dean appoints a Graduate School representative to student's committee. 
A dissertation subject is selected and an outline of the proposed research submitted to 
the student's advisory committee and the coordinator of graduate programs for review 
and approval. A Plan of Graduate Work is prepared by the student, in consultation with 
and with the approval of his/her graduate advisory committee and the coordinator of 
graduate programs, and forwarded to the Graduate School for approval as soon as fea- 
sible after completion of 12 hours of course work. 

Written examinations in the major and minor fields are scheduled no earlier than the 
end of the second year of graduate study and not later than one semester before the 
final oral examination. 

When all written examinations have been completed satisfactorily, the chair or the co- 
ordinator of graduate programs requests the scheduling of the preliminary oral exam- 
ination at least two weeks prior to the suggested date. 

The report of the examination is sent to the Graduate School and if, the examination 
has been passed without conditions, the student is admitted to candidacy. 
A copy of the preliminary draft of the dissertation is submitted to the chair of the stu- 
dent's advisory committee for review. 

At least two weeks prior to the final oral examination, the chair of the student's advisory 
committee submits the dissertation to advisory committee members for review. A copy 
is submitted to the Graduate School representative at least one week prior to the exam. 
One semester or its equivalent after admission to candidacy or later, after the disserta- 
tion is complete except for such revisions as may be necessary as a result of the final 
examination, and at least two weeks prior to the suggested date, the student's advisory 
committee chair or the director of graduate programs requests the scheduling of the 
final oral examination. Upon approval of the request, the student and the examining 
committee, including the Graduate School representative, are notified of the time and 
place of the examination. 

Results of the final oral examination are forwarded to the Graduate School. 
Upon the student's passing the final oral examination, four copies of the dissertation 
signed by each member of the student's advisory committee and five copies of the ab- 
stract must be submitted to the Graduate School by a specific deadline in the semester 
or summer session in which the degree is to be conferred. One copy each of the Uni- 
versity Microfilms Agreement, the Survey of Earned Doctorate, and the Graduate 
School Exit Survey forms must be completed and submitted with the dissertation. 
The defended dissertation is reviewed by the Graduate School to ensure that the format 
conforms with the specifications prescribed in the Thesis and Dissertation Manual. 
All course work scheduled in a graduate degree classification must be completed prior 
to graduation. 

A grade point average of at least 3.0 for the degree requirements as well as on overall 
graduate course work at North Carolina A&T State University is required for graduation. 
The doctoral residence requirement of 2 residence credits must be satisfied. 
All degree requirements must be completed within ten years from admission to the 
doctoral program. 

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THE NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 

Ferdinand Douglass Bluford Library 

The new University Library was occupied in June 1991. The facility retains the name of 
the old library — The Ferdinand Douglass Bluford Library, named for the third President of 
the institution. The four-level building contains 153,428 square feet and will house more than 
600,000 volumes. 

The current holdings include more than 483,017 bound volumes, 4,588 serial subscrip- 
tions, and, as a select depository in North Carolina for United States government documents, 
the library contains over 257,338 official government publications. Other holdings include a 
superior collection of videotapes, microfilms, and other audiovisuals. The library maintains 
special collections in Archives, Black Studies and Teacher Educational Materials. 

Special services are provided through a formal and informal library use instructional pro- 
gram, document delivery, interlibrary loans, and public access photocopiers. During the aca- 
demic year the library is open 106.5 hours each week as shown below. Variations in this 
schedule are posted at the front entrance of the library. 

Monday Thursday 
7:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m. 

Friday 
7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 

Saturday 

10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 

Sunday 

2:00 p.m.- 12:00 Midnight 

Late Night Study 

Sunday until 12 Midnight 

- Thursday until 3:00 a.m. 

(Remains Open 24 hours during exams) 

Educational Support Centers 

The University's educational support centers include the Center for Student Success, the 
Audiovisual Center, the Closed Circuit Television Facility, a 10- watt student-operated educa- 
tional Radio Station, the Computer Center, the Reading Center, Language Laboratory, and the 
Center for Manpower Research and Training. 



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OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND SUMMER SCHOOL 

The Office of Continuing Education Studies and Summer School provides educational 
and training opportunities for the nontraditional learner who desires such for career change or 
advancement, for degree or certification requirements, or for intellectual and cultural stimula- 
tion. Activities conducted by this office include the administration of Continuing Education, 
Summer School, Extended Day Program, International Programs, and Adapted Physical Ed- 
ucation. 

The Continuing Education Studies Program provides the administrative structure and co- 
ordination of extension credit courses, conferences, workshops, and short courses. The staff 
works with faculty and community groups to develop learning activities to meet the educa- 
tional needs of individuals or groups. Special emphasis is given to technical certification pro- 
grams leading to certification in several computer related fields. 

The Extended Day Program is the coordinating unit for departments that offer classes in 
the evening and on weekends for students who are employed or otherwise not available dur- 
ing the 8-to-5 day. 

The Summer School consists of two 5- week sessions, one 10- week session, and a two- 
week intersession, with short courses and workshops interspersed through the two sessions. 
This program provides summer study to meet the needs of graduate and undergraduate degree- 
seeking students, teachers, and other professionals, or any other persons for whom summer 
study will be of benefit in the attainment of their educational goals. Persons who have not been 
accepted into the School of Graduate Studies, but wishing to take courses in the Summer 
School must complete an application and pay the application fee before registering for the 
course. 

Additionally, the office also coordinates the Adapted Physical Education Program. This 
program provides training and technical assistance to physical educators, classroom teachers, 
and other teachers of handicapped children in every local education administrative unit in the 
State. 

Summer School 

Students interested in attending Summer School must complete a separate application and 
have a current year FAFSA on file. Graduate students generally receive only the Federal Di- 
rect Student Loan, if there is remaining eligibility. All students must attend the first summer 
session, dual session or first and second sessions to be eligible for aid. A student must be en- 
rolled at least half-time to receive loan assistance. 

MAJOR RESEARCH CENTERS AND INSTITUTES 

Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures 

The Center is an educational and research resource for North Carolina and the nation in 
the field of advanced ceramic materials and their composites. It operates as a collaborative ef- 
fort among academe, private industry and the government in developing basic and applied re- 
search programs focused on integrating research and education. 

Basic research in advanced ceramics, advanced composites, electronic ceramic devices, 
sensors and smart structures, III-V nitrides, ohmic contracts, and devices drives the Center's 
activities. 



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Center of Aerospace Research 

The Center's primary mission is to conduct high-quality research in aeronautics and as- 
tronautics. It performs critical research to support the development of NASA's High Speed 
Civil Transport programs, and the improvement of the agency's Single and Two State to Orbit 
missions. Ongoing research efforts are designed to support NASA's exploration of space and 
long-term human presence in space, as well as its investigations into enhancing life on Earth. 

The Center's core research themes are aerospace structures, controls, and guidance; com- 
putational fluid dynamics, propulsion, and human-machine engineering. Center researchers 
are actively developing capabilities in space station design and management, and micrograv- 
ity materials research. 

Center for Autonomous Control Engineering 

The Center conducts interdisciplinary research in programs for the application of: fuzzy 
logic-controlled power electronic building block systems in HVAC systems; nonlinear active 
control of dynamic systems; artificial potential field-based motion planning/navigation in two- 
and three-dimensional dynamic environments, and other relevant topics. Its areas of concen- 
tration are soft computing, multi-agent systems, general artificial intelligence, control theory, 
generic algorithms, and energy conservation and power electronics. 

Center for Composite Materials Research 

Research with polymeric-based composite materials began at the University in 1976, and 
the Center was established in 1988. Its major facilities are as follows: the Computational Lab- 
oratory, the Mechanical Testing Laboratory, the Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Composite 
Processing and Fabrication Laboratory. Research activities include the following: 

• processing and fabrication of simple to complex composite components 

• use of textile fiber architectures in the fabrication of non-trivial lightweight composite 
components 

• testing and characterization of composite materials 

• analysis of composite structural components 

• development of innovative processing techniques with textile fabrics. 

Center for Electronics Manufacturing 

The Center's goal is to strengthen the manufacturing, service, and research arm of the elec- 
tronics manufacturing industry in the areas of productivity, quality, and timeliness in deliver- 
ing products and services. Specifically, the Center focuses on the following: 

• the need to reduce time to service or market 

• the need to access leading manufacturing technologies while reducing investments 

• the need to focus on core competencies 

• the need to improve inventory management and purchasing power. 

Center for Energy Research and Technology 

The Center's mission is to enhance undergraduate and graduate education through energy- 
related research, and to transfer that new knowledge to regional and national industries. Its ob- 
jective is to improve economic competitiveness while reducing the environmental impact that 
results from excessive energy consumption. The Center's research focuses on energy use and 
energy efficiency in buildings and industrial processes, as they relate to technological, eco- 
nomic, political, and environmental issues. 

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Center for Environmental Remediation and Pollution Prevention 

The Center's primary mission is to promote research in science and technology leading to 
new and improved remediation techniques, with the goal of addressing difficult environmen- 
tal problems facing North Carolina and the nation. The Center is designed to develop envi- 
ronmentally safe processes and new pollution prevention techniques. 

Institute for Human-Machine Studies 

The field of human-machine system engineering emphasizes how users interact with ma- 
chines, how usable machines are to users, and the impact of machines on user performance. 
The Institute is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program of basic and applied scientific 
research and technology development, directed toward understanding the nature of human per- 
formance while interacting with complex, technology-driven systems. Its focuses are as fol- 
lows: cognitive engineering and human-system interface sciences, aviation and transportation 
human factors, information and communication technology integration, and health care and 
manufacturing applications. 

International Trade Center 

Stimulating economic development and international trade is the Center's primary mis- 
sion. Its educational activities are largely directed toward teaching students, providing research 
and related materials to small businesses, and providing technical assistance and information 
to the agricultural business community. Program emphases include the following: 

• developing educational programs to enable farmers and processors to produce a 
broader range of products 

• enhancing understanding of the linkages among national economies, world markets, 
and agriculture 

• conducting market-based research to understand factors that influence competitiveness 

• developing programs in North Carolina's rural communities to enhance entrepreneurial 
skills, create jobs, and diversify their economies 

Rockwell Solid State Electronics Laboratory 

The Laboratory provides a vertically integrated laboratory environment for performing 
materials and device research, primarily in the area of compound semiconductors. 

Transportation Institute 

The Institute's mission is to coordinate and manage interdisciplinary research, training, 
and technology transfer activities involving faculty, staff, and students from various depart- 
ments within the University. It functions as a national and regional center for research and 
training, and as an information clearinghouse. The Institute's activities include the following: 
soliciting extramural funding, coordinating faculty development and student enrichment pro- 
grams, facilitating technology transfer, providing technical assistance and public service, and 
coordinating other transportation-related programs. 

Waste Management Institute 

The Institute is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance awareness and under- 
standing of waste management problems in our society, and to enhance instruction, research, 
and outreach aimed at improving the quality of life and protecting the environment. The Insti- 
tute's goals are to increase the number of professionals in environmental and waste manage- 

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ment, enhance interdisciplinary research, increase public awareness, and facilitate cooperative 
and exchange programs among students, faculty, government, and industry. 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 

Information Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is 
available to faculty, staff, students, and the community for curricula development, administra- 
tive use, research assistance, and tutorial services. Services are provided by the Information 
Technology Division. 

The Information Technology division is divided into seven areas: Administrative Informa- 
tion Systems, Academy for Teaching and Learning, Center for Distance Learning, Client Ser- 
vices, Networking and Telecommunications, Systems and Software, and Research Computing. 

Directorate of Administrative Information Systems (DAIS) 

The Directorate of Administrative Information Systems (DAIS) is responsible for central 
administrative computing and related information management activities for the University. 
AIS develops, maintains, and/or provides technical support for the campus financial, human 
resources, and student records as well as appropriate computing for other administrative func- 
tions in academic and administrative units. Most software is written in COBOL and FOCUS. 
The hardware consists of two clustered DEC Alpha DS20 computers for production usage, one 
Xerox DocuPrint 65 printer, and several smaller printers. Both production computers utilize 
the Open VMS operating system. 

Directorate of the Academy for Teaching and Learning (DATL) 

The Directorate of the Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL) is responsible for pro- 
moting and coordinating the scholarship of teaching and learning through effective use of 
pedagogy, technology, and assessment/evaluation. ATL provides instructional consultation, 
classroom and laboratory observation, conduct action research, instructional technology usage 
such as distance learning, teleclassrooms, teleconferences, and videotaping of instruction. 

Directorate of the Center for Distance Learning (DCDL) 

The Directorate of the Center for Distance Learning (CDL) is responsible for both tradi- 
tional and non-traditional students in implementing courses and programs to meet their edu- 
cational needs without extended stays on campus. Courses are offered at a distance through the 
eLearning and extension programs. Students and instructors can interact via classrooms, 
streamed videos, and on-site instruction. The CDL serves as a mechanism by which North Car- 
olina Agricultural and Technical State University can achieve its goals to "develop innovative 
instructional programs that will meet the needs of a diverse student body and the expectations 
of various professions." 

Directorate of Client Services (DCS) 

The Directorate of Client Services is responsible for determining standards for computer 
hardware, software, and related equipment. DCS ensures that such equipment is appropriate 
for the University's computing environment. Furthermore, Client Services provides assistance 
in information delivery, problem management, and technical troubleshooting for recom- 
mended hardware and supported software packages for the university and is responsible for 
managing and supporting institutional classroom and public access computing labs. Addition- 
ally, the Client Services Directorate consults with information technology professionals on 

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campus regarding setting up and administering local area networks in their respective depart- 
ments. For additional information please visit the website: http://www.ncat.edu/~cit/csv/ 

Directorate of Networking and Telecommunications (DNT) 

The Directorate of Networking and Telecommunications supports the education and re- 
search goals of the University by promoting and providing effective and reliable data, video, 
and voice connectivity for students, faculty and staff. For additional information please visit 
the website: http://nts.ncat.edu/ 

Directorate of Systems and Software (DSS) 

The Systems and Software Directorate is responsible for the day-to-day management of 
the academic computers and software systems. This includes monitoring and ensuring that the 
equipment is fully functional and responds to a user's need. 

Directorate of Research Computing (DRC) 

The Directorate of Research Computing supports a variety of services aimed at improving 
the quality of research through the application of technology. The services consist of provid- 
ing installation, operation and maintenance of information systems labs, electronic collabora- 
tion, technical support for research projects and consulting services. For additional 
information please visit the website: http://nts.ncat.edu/ 



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FIELDS OF INSTRUCTION 

This section identifies and gives pertinent information about all the fields of study that par- 
ticipate in graduate education at North Carolina A&T State University. There are a total of 40 
different fields offering graduate degrees. In addition, there are nine fields that offer minors at 
the graduate level and eleven areas that support graduate education through offering graduate 
level courses or in some other capacity. Fields of instruction that offer graduate degrees are 
listed first. Information given for each field includes the faculty, requirements for admission 
to and completion of the degree program(s), student financial support, courses offered, and 
other relevant information. Following the degree offering fields is a listing of other fields of 
instruction which offer graduate minors or graduate courses, or support graduate education in 
some other way. To avoid duplication, basic Graduate School requirements for admission and 
completion of graduate degree programs are not duplicated for each field of instruction. Only 
those requirements that are unique to the field are given in the sections on the individual fields. 
The Graduate School offers major programs of study in the following fields. 



Agricultural Economics 

Agricultural Education 

Animal Health Science 

Applied Mathematics 

Applied Physics 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Curriculum and Instruction 

Elementary Education 

Instructional Technology 

Reading Education (K-12) 
Engineering 

Architectural 

Chemical 

Civil 

Computer Science 

Electrical 

Industrial and Systems 

Mechanical 
English and African- American Literature 
Food and Nutrition 
Human Development and Services 

Adult Education 

Counselor Education 

Human Resources (Agency Counseling) 

Human Resources (Business and Industry) 
Industrial Technology 
Management Information Systems 
Technology Education 
Transportation and Business Logistics 
Vocational Industrial Education 
Plant and Soil Science 
Professional Physics 



Biology 

Chemistry 

English 

Health and Physical Education 

History 

Mathematics 

Social Work (Joint with UNCG) 



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MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Agribusiness, Applied Economics 
and Agriscience Education 

Anthony K. Yeboah, Interim Chairperson 

(336) 334-7943 
yeboaha@ncat.edu 



The Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics, and Agriscience Education offers 
programs of study leading to the Master of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics and 
Agricultural Education. The program in Agricultural Economics prepares students for careers 
in teaching, research, extension, agriculture-related business, and government service. The 
program in Agricultural Education emphasizes the professional improvement of teachers and 
professional workers in related areas with education responsibilities while concurrently 
preparing students for employment in administration, supervision, extension, teacher educa- 
tion, business, and research in agricultural education and related fields. Both programs also 
prepare students for further graduate studies to achieve a terminal degree. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Agricultural Education - Master of Science 

Concentrations: Professional Licensure, Professional Service 

Agricultural Economics - Master of Science 

Concentrations: Agricultural Marketing and International Trade, and Rural Development Policy 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The general requirements for admission are an undergraduate degree from an accredited in- 
stitution, with a grade point average of 2.65 (on a 4.0 scale) and a basic preparation in Agricul- 
tural Education, Education, General Agriscience, Agricultural Economics, Economics, 
Agribusiness or Business Administration, with a preparation in Economics/Statistics, generally 
will provide an acceptable preparation. Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be con- 
sidered on an individual basis. Applicants are encouraged to provide GRE scores; however, these 
scores are not required for admission or graduation. A GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Agricultural Economics: 

The Master of Science in Agricultural Economics requires that the students complete one 
of two options: 

1. THESIS OPTION - 30 Hours: 

This option requires a minimum of 30 semester hours, including 12 semester hours of 
"core" courses in advanced economic theory, a course in statistics and research methods, 
9 semester hours of courses in the selected program track/concentrations, 1 elective 3- 
hour course, and 6 semester hours of thesis culminating in scholarly research work. In ad- 
dition, the successful completion and defense of the thesis and a comprehensive 
examination are required. 



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2. NON-THESIS OPTION - 30 Hours: 

This option consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours, including 15 semester hours 
of "core" courses in advanced economic theory, a course in statistics, econometrics and re- 
search methods, 9 semester hours of courses in the selected program track, 1 elective 3- 
hour course, and 3 semester hours of a scientific project. This non-thesis option recognizes 
the changes within the agricultural economics discipline relative to the manner in which 
research is conducted and reported such that it becomes more applied, action-oriented and 
evaluative. The student may choose to complete an econometrics project or an issues- 
based project. In addition, the successful completion and defense of the project paper and 
a comprehensive examination are required. 

The student pursuing the Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics/Agribusi- 
ness is required to complete a common core of courses consisting of: 

AGEC 705 Advanced Statistics 3 Semester Hours 

AGEC710 Advanced Microeconomics 3 Semester Hours 

AGEC 720 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 Semester Hours 

AGEC 725 Research Methods 3 Semester Hours 

or 

AGED 703 Scientific Methods of Research 3 Semester Hours 



In addition, areas of concentration as specified require the following courses 

Rural Development Policy 

Core Courses 

Program Track/Concentration Courses 

AGEC 708 Econometrics 

AGEC 730 Rural Development 

AGEC 732 Agricultural Policy 

AGEC 740 Production Economics 

AGEC 750 Social Organization of Agriculture 



12 Semester Hours 
9 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 

3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 



Elective 

Thesis 

Total hours in concentration 

Agricultural Marketing and International Trade 

Core Courses 

Program Track/Concentration Courses 

AGEC 632 International Agricultural Trade Policy 

AGEC 634 International Agribusiness Marketing 

AGEC 734 Agricultural Marketing 

AGEC 735 Economic Development 

AGEC 736 Marketing Problems and Issues 

AGEC 738 Theory of International Trade 

AGEC 756 Agricultural Price Analysis 

Elective 

Thesis 

Total hours in concentration 



3 Semester Hours 

6 Semester Hours 

30 Semester Hours 



12 Semester Hours 
9 Semester Hours 

3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 
3 Semester Hours 

3 Semester Hours 

6 Semester Hours 

30 Semester Hours 



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Notes: 1. Students who select the non-thesis option must take three hours of AGEC 708 
(Econometrics) and three hours of AGED 750 (Community Problems). 
2. The student, in consultation with his or her advisor, will select three courses 
from the program track of interest. 

Agricultural Education: 

Students seeking admission into agricultural education have a choice of two major study 
concentrations: Professional Licensure and Professional Service. The Professional Licensure 
track is designed for individuals who are currently teaching secondary agricultural education, 
holders of the "A" License for secondary agricultural education in the State of North Carolina, 
or those individuals whom are within 12 hours of the "A" License. Students enrolled in the 
Professional Licensure Concentration are immersed in a curriculum based upon advanced 
competencies as mandated by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Na- 
tional Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Students enrolled in the Professional Li- 
censure concentration have the option to pursue a thesis or non-thesis track. Upon completion 
of this concentration students are eligible for the "M" License in secondary agricultural edu- 
cation for the State of North Carolina. 

Students choosing the Professional Service concentration have the opportunity to develop 
a plan of study, which will prepare them for careers in the broad areas of extension education, 
public relations, social capital development, curriculum design, adult education, program de- 
velopment and evaluation, agribusiness, as well as positions in agriscience research. The Pro- 
fessional Service Concentration consists of a thesis and non-thesis option. 

Upon admittance into the graduate program in Agricultural Education students are as- 
signed an advisor who will guide the student in the development of their graduate committee, 
plan of study, Product of Learning, and Educational Inquiry Project/Thesis. Completion of 37 
semester hours of approved graduate level courses is required for both study concentrations. 
A well balanced, unified, and complete program study will be required. In addition, those stu- 
dents who do not write a thesis must develop an educational inquiry project under the super- 
vision of their graduate committee. The advisory committee will determine its nature and 
content. For those students who select the thesis option, he/she must complete 3 1 hours of ap- 
proved graduate level courses and 6 hours of thesis credit. In both options students must suc- 
cessfully pass a written comprehensive examination in Agricultural Education to complete the 
degree program. 

The student pursuing the Master of Science of Agricultural Education is required to com- 
plete a common core of courses consisting of: 

Course Description Credit 

AGEC 705 Advanced Statistics 3 

or 

CUIN710 Educational Statistics 3 

AGEC 725 Research Methods 3 

or 

AGED 703 Scientific Methods in Research 3 



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COURSES IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION 

Course Description 

AGED 600 Youth Organization and Program Management 

AGED 601 Adult Education in Vocational and Extension Education 

AGED 607 Environmental Education 

AGED 608 Agricultural Extension Organization and Methods 

AGED 609 Community Analysis and Rural Life 

AGED 61 1 Special Problems in Agricultural Education 

AGED 612 Field Studies in Agricultural Education 

AGED 700 Seminar in Agricultural Education and Extension 

AGED 701 Professional Service Seminar 

AGED 703 Scientific Methods in Research 

AGED 704 History and Philosophy of Vocational Education 

AGED 705 Advances in Agricultural Business and Science 

AGED 708 Scientific Methods in Educational Research II 

AGED 709 Study and Application of Technological Advances 

and Best Practices to Agriculture 

AGED 710 Program Design, Management, and Evaluation 

AGED 711 Advance Teaching and Assessment Methods 

AGED 712 Government Policy Analysis and Agriculture 

and Problem Solving Techniques for Field Settings 

AGED 750 Community Problems 

AGED 75 1 Agricultural Education Across the Curriculum 

AGED 752 Special Populations In Agricultural Education 

AGED 753 Program Planning 

AGED 754 History of Agricultural Education 

AGED 795 Agricultural Industry Internship 

AGED 796 Master's Non-thesis Project Seminar 

AGED 797 Agricultural Education Program Management 

Plan Project 

AGED 798 Seminar in Agricultural Education 

AGED 799 Thesis Research 



Credit 

3 

3 

3 

3 

3 

1-6 
1-6 

1 

1 

3 

3 

3 

3 

3 

3 
3 
3 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
4 
1 
4 

1 
6 



COURSES IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND 
RURAL DEVELOPMENT 

Course Description Credit 

AGEC 632 International Trade Policy 3 

AGEC 634 Commodity Marketing Problems 3 

AGEC 638 Special Problems in Agricultural Economics 3 

AGEC 640 Agribusiness Management 3 

AGEC 641 Special Problems in Agribusiness Management 3 

AGEC 644 Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics I 3 

AGEC 646 Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics II 3 

AGEC 648 Appraisal and Finance of Agribusiness Firms 3 

AGEC 650 Human Resource Development 3 

AGEC 675 Computer Applications in Agriculture 3 

AGEC 705 Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics 3 

AGEC 708 Econometrics 3 



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AGEC710 Microeconomics 3 

AGEC 720 Macroeconomics 3 

AGEC 725 Research Methods in Agricultural Economics 3 

AGEC 730 Rural Development 3 

AGEC 732 Agricultural Policy 3 

AGEC 734 Agricultural Marketing and Interregional Trade 3 

AGEC 735 Economic Development 3 

AGEC 736 Agricultural Marketing Problems and Issues 3 

AGEC 738 Theory of International Trade 3 

AGEC 740 Production Economics 3 

AGEC 750 Social Organization of Agriculture 3 

AGEC 756 Agricultural Price Analysis 3 

AGEC 799 Thesis Research 6 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN AGRIBUSINESS, 
APPLIED ECONOMICS AND AGRISCIENCE EDUCATION 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

Agricultural Economics 

AGEC-632. International Agricultural Trade Policy Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course includes a review of economic and welfare theory applications relative to trade of 
agricultural commodities. Topical issues include the analysis of linkages among commodity 
programs, fiscal and trade policies for the U.S. and other countries in an interdependent world, 
development of an understanding of international institutions and their role in formulating al- 
iments of strategic agricultural trade policy. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AGEC-634. International Agribusiness Marketing Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will examine and analyze the series of problems, issues, policies, regulations and 
procedures relevant to the global marketing of agricultural and related commodities by 
agribusiness firms. Emphasis will be on combining firm-level agribusiness marketing con- 
cepts with international agribusiness marketing and export management practices; including 
the development of international agribusiness marketing plans and case studies from interna- 
tional agribusiness firms. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AGEC-640. Agribusiness Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on methods of research, plans, organization, and the application of man- 
agement principles. Part of the student's time will be spent in consultation with agribusiness 
firms. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

AGEC-641. Special Problems in Agribusiness Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course relies heavily on case studies and simulation models to help make decisions and 
solve problems faced by agribusiness managers. Also, students will be exposed to quantitative 
techniques for analyzing and solving problems confronting the firm. Emphasis is placed on 
applying theoretical concepts to the real-world decision-making environment. Prerequisite: 
Ag. Econ 640 or consent of instructor. 

AGEC-648. Appraisal and Finance of Agribusiness Firms Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course evaluates principles of land valuation, appraisal and taxation. Special areas in- 
clude the role of credit in a money economy, classification of credit, principles underlying the 
economic use of credit and the role of the government in the field of credit. 

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AGEC-650. Human Resource Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on the analysis of human resources in relation to changing agricultural 
production technology in rural areas. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AGEC-675. Computer Applications in Agricultural Economics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to provide students with the tools to utilize computers for agricultural 
decision-making. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing existing software packages for micro- 
computers and mainframe computers to make financial, economic and quantitative analysis of 
farm and agribusiness-related problems. Prerequisite(s): Ag. Econ. 330 or Econ. 330. 

Agricultural Education 

AGED-600. Youth Organization and Program Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

Principles, theories and practices involved in organizing, conducting, supervising, and man- 
aging youth organizations and programs. Emphasis will be on the analysis of youth organiza- 
tion and programs in vocational and extension education. 

AGED-601. Adult Education in Vocational and Extension 

Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of the principles and problems of organizing and conducting programs for adults. Em- 
phasis is given to the principles of conducting organized instruction in agricultural education, 
extension, and related industries. 

AGED-607. Environmental Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

Principles and practices of understanding the environment and the interrelated complexities of 
the environment. The course will include a study of agricultural occupations related to the en- 
vironment and materials that need to be developed for use by high school teachers of agricul- 
ture and other professional workers. 

AGED-608. Agricultural Extension Organization and Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

Principles, objectives, organization, program development, and methods in cooperative exten- 
sion. 

AGED-609. Community Analysis and Rural Life Credit 3 (3-0) 

Educational processes, structure and function of rural society, and the role that diverse orga- 
nizations, agencies, and institutions play in the education and adjustment of rural people to the 
demands of modern society. 

AGED-611. Special Problems in Agricultural Education and 

Extension Credit 1-6 (1-6) 

Special work in problems dealing with Agricultural Education and Extension will be exam- 
ined. Students should be at the graduate level or be working on their lateral or provisional li- 
cense in agricultural education. 

AGED-612. Field Studies in Agricultural Education Credit 1-6 (1-6) 

Field Studies involved in Agricultural and Extension Education. 

Graduate Students Only 
A gricultural Economics 

AGEC-705. Statistical Methods in Agricultural Economics Credit 3 (3-0) 

Advanced topics on analysis of variance, regression, correlation, multistage sampling and 
probability are covered in depth. Prerequisite: Ag. Econ. 646. 

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AGEC-708. Econometrics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on the application of econometric techniques to agricultural economic 
problems, theory and estimation of structural economic parameters. Prerequisite: Ag. Econ. 
705. 

AGEC-710. Microeconomics Credit 3 (3-0) 

Price theory and the theory of the firm are covered comprehensively. The decision-making 
units in our economy and their market relationship are also examined. 

AGEC-720. Macroeconomics Credit 3 (3-0) 

A continuation of aggregate economics, with emphasis upon measurement, growth and fluc- 
tuation of national income is the focus of this course. 

AGEC-725. Research Methods in Agricultural Economics Credit 3 (3-0) 

The philosophical bases for research methods used in agricultural economics are discussed. 
Alternative research methods are compared with respect to their dependence on the concepts 
of economic theory, mathematics and statistics. Alternative approaches to planning research 
projects are evaluated. 

AGEC-730. Rural Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on the application of economic theory, alternative growth models, re- 
quirements for growth, and quantitative techniques to problems concerning rural economic de- 
velopment and growth with emphasis on agriculture. 

AGEC-732. Agricultural Policy Credit 3 (3-0) 

Advanced analysis of the role of agriculture in the general economy and of economic, politi- 
cal and social forces which affect development of agricultural policy is the substantive focus 
of this course. 

AGEC-734. Agricultural Marketing and Interregional Trade Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to apply basic economic theory to interpret the essential components 
of the domestic and international marketing process for agricultural products. The primary 
focus will be on the spatial, temporal and form dimensional of market price analysis with sig- 
nificant emphasis on regional interrelationship and specialization, current trade issues and the 
rational for trade. Specifically, students enrolled in this course will receive intensive instruc- 
tion in the complex organization and function of the world's food marketing system. 

AGEC-735. Economic Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to analyze factors and issues involved in the process of economic 
growth and development, with emphasis on developing countries. The theories, problems, ob- 
jectives and strategies of development, including major policy issues, resources, and con- 
straints of alternative strategies are discussed. The role of capital, technology, agriculture and 
international trade in the development process are examined. 

AGEC-736. Agricultural Marketing Problems and Issues Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to examine current complex problems in agricultural marketing and 
methods of developing solutions. 

AGEC-738. Theory of International Trade Credit 3 (3-0) 

The principal aim of this course is to familiarize the student with the fundamental mechanisms 
and theory (pure and monetary) of international trade. Selected topics will include the law of 
comparative advantage, gains from trade, factor endowments and growth theories, commercial 
policy, foreign exchange and the balance of payments, and the monetary and portfolio balance 
mechanisms. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 



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AGEC-740. Production Economics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses specifically on production economics theory in a quantitative framework. 
Technical and economic factor-product, factor-factor, and product-product relationships in sin- 
gle and multi-product firms under conditions of perfect and imperfect competition in both fac- 
tor and product markets are topical areas. 

AGEC-750. Social Organization of Agriculture Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to analyze the status and role of agriculture in rural societies from a 
sociological perspective. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the organizational struc- 
ture of agriculture and the intended and unintended consequences of rapid technological 
change on agriculture. 

AGEC-756. Agricultural Price Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

The use of price information in the decision-making process is the essence of this course. The 
relation of supply and demand in determining agricultural prices and the relation of prices to 
grade, time, location, and stages of processing in the marketing system are considered. The 
course also includes advanced methods of price analysis, the concept of parity and the role of 
price support programs in agricultural decisions. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AGEC-799. Thesis Credit 6 (6-0) 

A gricultural Education 

AGED-700. Seminar in Agricultural Education Credit 1 (1-0) 

A review of current problems and practices in the field of agricultural education and extension. 

AGED 701. Professional Service Seminar Credit 1 (1-0) 

This course will prepare students for the entire Master's Program. Students will establish goals 
and objectives for their Master's Program. Students will also be introduced to the Professional 
Portfolio that is required of all Master's Students on the completion of their program. 

AGED-703. Scientific Methods in Research Credit 3 (3-0) 

Methods of procedures in investigation and experimentation in education, accompanied by 
critical examination of studies made in agricultural education and related fields. A research 
problem is developed under the supervision of the staff. 

AGED-704. Foundation and Philosophy of Agricultural 

Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This advanced course deals with the development, organization, and philosophical foundations 
of agricultural education from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the role of 
societal and scientific changes, the federal government, and philosophy and its role in life in- 
cluding the rise of education in America, legislation having an impact on agricultural educa- 
tion, education in agriculture, and current issues in agricultural education on the evolution of 
agricultural education. Students will be expected to develop and defend their philosophy of 
agricultural education based on the foundations and philosophy of Agricultural Education. In 
additional to the above, students will be expected to research educational topics, critique the 
current research and present a seminar on their research topic. 

AGED-705. Advances in Agricultural Business and Science Credit 3 (3-0) 

Students will review and study the literature on innovations in agri-business/science practices, 
processes and product technologies. They will become knowledgeable and articulate about is- 
sues related to the role and contribution of science and research to agriculture over time, the 



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development and diffusion of best practices, the impact of specific technological break- 
throughs and basic techniques for assessing the efficacy of these. 

AGED-708. Scientific Methods in Educational Research II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers advanced techniques in qualitative and quantitative research methodology 
focusing on the formulation of substantive research questions, problems or issues. Students 
will learn to apply a variety of educational research procedures such as ethnographic method- 
ologies, evaluation research and case studies, qualitative choice models, nonparametric and 
parametric statistical methods and quasi-xperimental techniques for field research and general 
linear models. Students will conduct, under the direction of the instructor, a research educa- 
tional based project on their present agricultural educational experiences. Prerequisite: AGED 
703. 

AGED-709. Study and Application of Technological Advances and Best 

Practices to Agriculture Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides students with an opportunity to observe and study the application of tech- 
nological advances and best practices in a variety of settings in agriculture. In addition, stu- 
dents will work to develop a repertoire of skills and techniques that will enable them to select 
and apply innovations to their own educational settings, particularly the infusion of technol- 
ogy into the curriculum. The program will draw on the expertise of industry specialists and re- 
searchers, field trips and labs will provide hands-on experience. Prerequisite: AGED 705. 

AGED-710. Program Design, Management, and Evaluation Credit 3 (3-0) 

The planning, management and development of agricultural educational programs including 
needs assessment, objectives, development and content and materials selection. Evaluation of 
instructional programs; formative for program improvement and summative for outcomes ac- 
countability. Prerequisite: AGED 700. 

AGED-711. Advance Teaching and Assessment Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on advanced concepts and methods relevant for both formal and informal 
agricultural education presentations, effects that methods may have on individuals involved in 
the learning experience and demonstrations of proficiency in use of various advanced method- 
ologies, technologies and concepts. Students will focus on human learning development, di- 
versity issues, motivational strategies to plan, use and evaluate student learning. Students will 
research and present projects based on the course of study. Students will keep a reflective jour- 
nal based on the infusion of learning methods used in their educational occupations. Prerequi- 
sites: AGED 700 (701 for Professional Service Majors), 704, 709, 710. 

AGED-712. Government Policy Analysis and Agriculture and Problem 

Solving Techniques for Field Settings Credit 2 (2-0) 

Students will become conversant with basic principles, procedures, and phases of public pol- 
icy formulation, analysis and decision making. Students will use agricultural issues/problem 
and policy as case studies to trace the evolution of an issue/problem/felt need into legislation 
or policy. Students will also learn basic techniques for analyzing policy impacts. Prerequisite: 
AGED 703. 

AGED-750. Community Problems Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of the common problems of the community that relate to agriculture and related areas 
and of solutions for these problems. 

AGED-751. Agricultural Education Across the Curriculum Credit 3 (3-0) 

This advance course will center on the application of curriculum development models, theo- 
ries and processes in agricultural education. A large portion of the class will be devoted to the 

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integration of agricultural curriculum into other subject areas such as Math, Science, English 
and History and the integration of other subject matter areas into agricultural education. Stu- 
dent will evaluate curriculum products and learn to modify curriculum to meet the needs of all 
students as well as reinforce other curricular areas. Students will see how content matter can 
be reinforced as it is taught across all curricular areas. Students will be expected to present a 
project based on developing curricular plans and materials that address curriculum integration 
as related to agricultural education. Prerequisite(s): AGED 700 (701 for Professional Service 
Majors), 703, 704, 710. 

AGED-752. Special Populations in Agricultural Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This advance course will focus on the diverse needs of students for learning to take place. Spe- 
cial emphasis will be placed on the instruction of agricultural education to populations of stu- 
dents within economic, gender, ethnic, cultural, political, physical differences. Students will 
discover and use educational theory to examine strategies and plans to overcome problems in 
their educational occupations. Students will research both legal requirements and expectations 
that effect what can be done with increase student learning. Students will be required to de- 
velop and present a diversity management plan for their program. Prerequisite(s): AGED 700, 
703, 704, 753. 

AGED-753. Teaching and Assessment for Agricultural 

Professionals Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on concepts and methods relevant for both formal and informal education 
presentations, effects that methods may have on individuals involved in the learning experi- 
ence and demonstrations of proficiency in use of various educational methodologies, tech- 
nologies and concepts. Students will focus on human learning development, diversity issues, 
motivational strategies to plan, use and evaluate student learning. Students will research and 
present projects based on the course of study. Students will keep a reflective journal based on 
the infusion of learning methods used in their educational occupations. Prerequisite(s): AGED 
701,704,709,710. 

AGED-754. History of Agricultural Education and Extension Credit 3 (3-0) 

Historical development, social and philosophical foundations, and current status in relation to 
the total vocational education program. Special attention is given to agricultural education and 
extension as it developed in the United States. 

AGED-796. Master's Non-thesis Project Seminar Credit 1 (1-0) 

This seminar will focus on the needs of bringing agricultural education programs up to date 
with public requirements and the success of all students. Students will be required to do out- 
side reading in current educational trends in agricultural education and critique them. Students 
will present two seminars in this course. One will focus on an issue in agricultural education 
and the second will be based on the students Agricultural Education Program Management 
Plan. Prerequisite: AGED 797. 

AGED-797. Agricultural Education Program Management 

Plan Project Credit 4 (4-0) 

Students in the Non-thesis option will be required to put a management plan together for their 
educational occupational program. The plan will include research on the needs and expecta- 
tions of the educational program and the evidence that either shows compliance or plans to 
meet the programs needs. Students will work with their committee to establish the requirement 
of the plan and evidence which will be required to meet the plans expectations. Students will 
present their plan in AGED 796. Prerequisite(s): AGED 700, 703 and 710. 



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AGED-798. Seminar in Agricultural Education Credit 1 (1-0) 

This course is designed for students who are in their last semester of their Master's program. 
The course focuses on the needs and expectations of being a Master Teacher and a leader in 
agricultural education. Students will be expected to present their Master Teacher portfolio at 
the end of the course. Students will also present seminars based on topics related to the over- 
all themes, competencies, standards of the Agricultural Education Master's Program. Prereq- 
uisite: Last semester of the Master's Program. 

AGED-799. MS Thesis Research Credit 6 (6-0) 

Master of Science thesis research under the supervision of the thesis committee chairperson, 
leading to the completion of the Master's thesis. This course is only available to thesis option 
students. 



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Animal Sciences 



Charles Kadzere, Chairperson 
101 B.C. Webb Hall 

(336) 334-7547 
kadzere @ ncat.edu 



The Department of Animal Sciences offers a graduate program in Animal Health Science 
that emphasizes the effects of environmental factors upon animal growth and development, re- 
production, and disease resistance. Courses are designed to provide a solid foundation of fun- 
damental biological and biochemical principles within the disciplines of breeding and genetics, 
biotechnology, food safety, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, and toxicology. 

OBJECTIVES 

To advance scholarship in Animal Sciences and related disciplines; to prepare and increase 
the number of professionals with graduate training for employment in animal sciences, animal 
agriculture, biomedical, biotechnology and related industries, and to prepare students to enter 
Ph.D. degree programs. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Animal Health Science - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The general requirements for admission to the program are an undergraduate degree from 
an accredited four year college or university with a minimum grade point average of 2.6 (on a 
4.0 scale), and a basic preparation in animal and or laboratory animal sciences, biological, 
physical or agricultural sciences, or related areas. Applicants who do not meet the require- 
ments will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants are encouraged to provide GRE 
scores, although these scores are not required for admission or graduation. A minimum of 30 
credit hours and a GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation. Further, the student must successfully 
pass a comprehensive examination. 

PROGRAM ORGANIZATION 

Core Courses. Core courses provide the student with an understanding of the relationships be- 
tween the animal and its environment, within specific biological disciplines. Core courses con- 
stitute 14 credit hours. Each student in the program is required to take the core courses. 

Credit 
Course Title (Lec.-Lab.) 

ANSC 701 Environmental Topics in Animal Health 3 (3-0) 

ANSC 702 Seminar in Animal Health I 1(1-0) 

ANSC 703 Seminar in Animal Health II 1(1 -0) 

ANSC 799 Thesis Research in Animal Health Sciences 6(1-6) 

NARS 607 Research Design and Analysis 3 (2-2) 

Elective I Courses: Students are required to complete any three of the Elective I courses with 
a minimum of 8 credit hours. 

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ANSC 604 Administrative and Regulatory Policies Governing 

Animal Use 2 (2-0) 

ANSC 637 Environmental Toxicology 3 (2-3) 

ANSC 641 Disease Management of Livestock and Poultry 3 (3-0) 

ANSC 665 Techniques in Biotechnology 3 (2-2) 

ANSC 712 Nutrition and Disease 3(3-0) 

ANSC 723 Animal Physiology 3 (3-0) 

ANSC 782 Cellular Pathobiology 3 (3-0) 

LASC 653 Laboratory Animal Management and Clinical 

Techniques 4 (2-6) 

Elective II Courses. Elective II courses (at least 8 credit hours) should be selected from, but 
not limited to, a pool of courses offered within and outside the department. 

ANSC 611 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3(3-0) 

ANSC 614 Animal Breeding 3 (3-0) 

ANSC 624 Physiology of Reproduction 3 (3-0) 

ANSC 708 Special Problems in Animal Health 2 (2-0) 

ANSC 771 Advanced Design of Experiments 3(3-0) 

LASC 660 Special Techniques in Specimen Preparation, 

Immunological Techniques, Electron Microscopy 

Radioisotopes, Radiology or Histotechnology 3 (1-6) 

BIOL 67 1 Principles of Immunology 3 (3-0) 

CHEM651 General Biochemistry 3(3-0) 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN ANIMAL SCIENCES 
For Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

ANSC-604. Administrative and Regulatory Policies Governing 

Animal Use Credit 2 (2-0) 

Regulations that impact the use of animals for research, education and testing. Federal, state 
and local regulations and policies. Regulations, facilities, and practices involving the use of 
hazardous agents (biological, chemical, and physical) which affect the safety of humans and 
animals. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

ANSC-611. Principles of Animal Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

Fundamentals of modern animal nutrition. Nutrient metabolism and role in productive func- 
tions. Prerequisite: ANSC 212. 

ANSC-613. Livestock and Meat Evaluation Credit 2 (1-2) 

Selection and evaluation of desirable animals in both market and breeding classes. Identifica- 
tion and evaluation of wholesale and retail cuts of meat. Prerequisites: ANSC 312 and ANSC 
313. 

ANSC-614. Animal Breeding Credit 3 (3-0) 

Application of genetic and breeding principles to livestock production and improvement. Phe- 
notypic and genotypic effects of selection methods; mating systems. Prerequisites: ANSC 211 
and ANSC 214. 

ANSC-615. Selection of Meat and Meat Products Credit 3 (2-2) 

Identification, grading and cutting of meats. Prerequisites: ANSC 321 or ANSC 316. 



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ANSC-618. Seminar in Animal Science Credit 1 (1-0) 

A review and discussion of selected topics and recent advances in the fields of animal and food 
sciences. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

ANSC-619. Special Problems in Livestock Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

In depth study of problems in feeding, breeding, and management in the production of beef 
cattle, sheep and swine. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

ANSC-624. Physiology of Reproduction in Vertebrate Species Credit 3 (3-0) 

Mechanisms of reproductive processes with special emphasis on their interaction with the dis- 
ciplines of nutrition, immunology and biochemistry. Prerequisites: LASC 461 or ANSC 723 
or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-629. Special Problems in Dairy Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

Problems in dairy cattle production. Prerequisite: ANSC 321 or senior standing. 

ANSC-637. Environmental Toxicology Credit 3 (2-3) 

Sources, distribution, and toxicity of chemicals which are hazardous to the environments of 
man and animals. Prerequisite: LASC 636 or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-641. Disease Management of Livestock and Poultry Credit 3 (3-0) 

Prevention and control of diseases in livestock species and poultry; Micro- and macroenvi- 
ronments that result in disease. Prerequisites: ANSC 451 or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-657. Poultry Anatomy and Physiology Credit 3 (2-2) 

Structure and function of tissues, organs, and systems of the domestic fowl. Prerequisite: 

ANSC 451. 

ANSC-659. Special Problems in Poultry Credit 3 (3-0) 

Assignment of work in a student's area of interest; project method in Poultry Science. Prereq- 
uisite: Three advanced courses in Poultry Science. 

ANSC-665. Techniques in Biotechnology Credit 3 (2-2) 

Basic principles and laboratory experiences in biotechnology. Concepts of DNA structure, 
function, related applications in biotechnology. Isolating DNA and RNA; genomic DNA and 
plasmid DNA analysis, gel electrophoresis, Southern hybridizations, gene probes. Prerequi- 
sites: ANSC 214, CHEM 25 1, BIOL 466 or permission of instructor. 

LASC-653. Laboratory Animal Management and Clinical 

Techniques Credit 4 (2-6) 

Principles, theories and current concepts of laboratory animal science. Government regula- 
tions, ethical consideration, animal facility management and animal health surveillance. Pre- 
requisite: Permission of instructor. 

LASC-660. Special Techniques in Specimen Preparation, Immunological 
Techniques, Electron Microscopy, Radioisotopes, Radiology or 
Histotechnology Credit 3 (1-6) 

Special expertise in either preparation of animal models for classroom, museum and special 
display, the theoretical and practical aspects of immunological techniques, electron and light 
microscopy, radiology, tissue culture or histochemistry. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 

BIOL-671. Principles of Immunology Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of mammalian immune responses; particularly in humans. Special emphasis will be 
placed on the physiology, genetics, and regulation of immune responses. Interrelationships be- 
tween nonspecific and specific immune reactions, humoral and cell-mediated immunity, ef- 



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fector cells, and diseases are also stressed; along with research and diagnostic methodologies. 
Prerequisities: BIOL 221 and BIOL 466; CHEM 221 and CHEM 222. 

CHEM-651. General Biochemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of modern biochemistry. This course emphasizes chemical kinetics and energetics as- 
sociated with biological reactions and includes a study of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vita- 
mins, nucleic acids, hormones, photosynthesis, and respiration. Prerequisites: CHEM 431 and 
CHEM 442. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

ANSC-701. Environmental Topics in Animal Health Credit 3 (3-0) 

Influence of the environment upon the health status of animals within the disciplines of epi- 
demiology, toxicology, pathobiology, reproductive physiology, nutrition, and microbiology. 

ANSC-702. Seminar in Animal Health I Credit 1 (1-0) 

Seminar includes faculty and guest lectures on the philosophy of research and utilization of the 
scientific method, preparation for research and general research methodology. Presentations 
will be given by students on special topics in the field of animal health. 

ANSC-703. Seminar in Animal Health II Credit 1 (1-0) 

Presentations will be given by students on their completed thesis research. 

ANSC-708. Special Problems in Animal Health Credit 2 (2-0) 

Independent investigations to strengthen the student's knowledge of the scientific methods. In- 
vestigations may be conducted within a variety of research areas congruent with the environ- 
mental focus of the Animal Health Science program. 

ANSC-712. Nutrition and Disease Credit 3 (3-0) 

The effect of altering the levels and ratios of nutrients upon the health of an animal and resul- 
tant biochemical or biological processes. The effects of disease upon altered nutrient supply. 
Prerequisite: ANSC 611 or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-713. Advanced Livestock Production Credit 3 (2-2) 

Review of research relating to various phases of livestock production; fitting the livestock en- 
terprise into the whole farm system. Special attention to overall economic operation. 

ANSC-723. Animal Physiology Credit 3 (3-0) 

An in-depth study of function and interrelationships among nervous, muscular, circulatory, 
respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems of laboratory and farm animals. Pre- 
requisite: Permission of instructor. 

ANSC-771. Advanced Design of Experiments Credit 3 (3-0) 

Research designs suitable for investigation of multifactor experiments will be presented. De- 
signs used in the agricultural sciences will be evaluated and emphasis will be placed on gen- 
eral linear models. Prerequisite: NARS 607 or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-782. Cellular Pathobiology Credit 3 (3-0) 

Current concepts of the structure, function and pathobiology of the cell. Methodologies used 
to study the cell and its processes. Prerequisite: CHEM 651 or permission of instructor. 

ANSC-799. Thesis Research in Animal Health Science Credit Variable (1-6) 

Research is conducted in an area of interest to the student under the guidance of a graduate 
faculty advisor. 



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Architectural Engineering 



Dr. Peter Rojeski, Jr., Chairperson 

rojeski@ncat.edu 

Dr. Sameer Hamoush, Graduate Coordinator 

Sameer@ncat.edu 

447 McNair Hall 

(336) 334-7575 



OBJECTIVE 

The objective of the graduate programs in Architectural Engineering is to provide ad- 
vanced professional studies in the areas of Structural Analysis and Design, Facilities Engi- 
neering, or Environmental Systems Analysis and Design. 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION POLICY 

The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program is open to students with a 
bachelor's degree in engineering, technology, architecture, or a closely related field from an 
institution of recognized standing. In order to pursue a graduate degree in Architectural Engi- 
neering, an applicant must first be admitted to the Graduate School. The initial step toward 
Graduate School admission is to complete the required application forms and submit them to 
the Graduate School office. In addition to the application forms, two copies of the student's 
undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s) and three recommendation letters are required. 
The student should also include an essay that describes his/her area of interest and reasons for 
wanting to pursue a graduate degree. 

Processing of applications cannot be guaranteed unless applications are received, with all 
supporting documents, in the Graduate School office at least fifteen days prior to the begin- 
ning of registration for a given semester. Foreign nationals are encouraged to apply early; a 
minimum of one semester in advance of the anticipated enrollment date is recommended. 

The graduate program in Architectural Engineering leads to a Master of Science in Archi- 
tectural Engineering. The Master's program has two paths that are dependent on the applicants 
undergraduate academic background and interests. The two paths of study are (1) the Thesis 
Path and (2) the Non-Thesis Path. 

1. THESIS PATH - For applicants who are full time graduate students, who are admitted 
under " UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION ." who are pursuing the "Thesis Option," and 
who may be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. 

2. NON-THESIS - For applicants who are admitted as Unconditional or Conditional gradu- 
ate students, who are pursuing the "Project Option" or the "Course Option." 

ADMISSION STATUS 

1 . UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION - An applicant may be given unconditional admission 
to the MSAE program if he/she possesses: 

a. an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited, four or 
five year bachelors degree in Architectural Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or 
better on a 4.0 scale. 

b. an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited, four or 
five year bachelors degree in Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 

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scale. All students with a non-B.S.A.E. degree will be required to take AREN 650 - 
Design, Operations & Maintenance of Buildings I. However, those students enrolled 
in the Thesis Option will not receive degree credit for AREN 650. However, the grade 
received in AREN 650 will affect the grade point average of all enrolled students. Stu- 
dents must have a sufficient background to complete the MSAE program. Each appli- 
cants background will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 
It should be noted that a student must maintain a minimum of GPA of 3.0 in their 
graduate program to be eligible to receive financial assistance. 

2. CONDITIONAL ADMISSION - Applicants with an overall GPA of 2.65 or better on a 
4.0 scale (or equivalent) may be granted conditional admission if they do not qualify for 
unconditional admission. The applicant must possess a recognized undergraduate Bac- 
calaureate degree in architecture, engineering, technology or a closely related field, and 
the applicant must not have background course deficiencies that exceed twelve (12) credit 
hours. 

Other admission conditions and program requirements may be imposed on a case-by-case 
basis as approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and/or the Departmental Graduate 
committee. All conditional students must satisfy all background deficiencies within two 
terms with an average GPA of 3.0 or better. 

In order to be qualified to sit for the Professional Engineering exam, students with non- 
engineering degrees may elect to complete additional undergraduate engineering courses. 
It should be noted that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to be eligible to receive fi- 
nancial assistance. 

CHANGE OF STATUS - Conditional admission status will be changed to unconditional 
when the student has satisfied the two conditions below: 

a. All required course deficiencies have been completed with a 3.0 GPA or above and 

b. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is attained in all A&T courses taken for graduate credit at the 
end of the semester in which the 9 credit hours of graduate course work is completed. 

Failure to move to unconditional admission when first eligible will result in the student 
being subject to probation policies. 

Conditional admission status is the entry level graduate admission classification. Students 
are not eligible to register for 700-level courses until they have achieved this classifica- 
tion. They can register in 700 level courses as conditional graduate students, provided that 
the courses are approved by the students' academic advisor. 

3. POSTBACCALAUREATE (PBS) 

Students not seeking a to be admitted to a graduate program at A&T may be allowed to 
take courses for self-improvement or for renewal of teaching certificate if said students 
meet standard School of Graduate Studies entrance requirements. If a student subsequently 
wishes to pursue a degree program, he/she must complete the full admission process. The 
School of Graduate Studies reserves the right to refuse to accept towards a degree program 
credits which the candidate earned while enrolled as a PBS student; in no circumstances 
may the student apply towards a degree program more than twelve semester hours earned 
as a PBS student 

THESE STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL, NOT TO 
THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING, AND ARE SUB- 
JECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. 
If a student subsequently wishes to pursue a degree program in Architectural Engineering, 
he/she must reapply for admission to the graduate program in the department after com- 



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pleting a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper level courses with an average GPA of 3.0 
or higher. The Graduate School and the department reserve the right to refuse to accept 
credits toward the MSAE degree program that the candidate earned while being enrolled 
as a special student; in no circumstances may the student apply towards a degree program 
more than six semester hours of graduate credits as a special student. Special students are 
not eligible to receive financial assistance. 

Change of Admission Status 

It is the student's responsibility to apply to the School of Graduate Studies for a change in 
admission status. Students who fail to have their status upgraded run the risk of not re- 
ceiving graduate credit for any completed graduate courses. Such students also run the risk 
of academic probation and dismissal. 

SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS 
WITH NON-ACCREDITED DEGREES 

In addition to the application material described previously, foreign nationals are required 
to provide the following: 

1. All foreign applicants, except those from English-speaking countries, must provide proof 
of English language proficiency by obtaining a score of 550 or better on the test of English 
as a foreign language (TOEFL). While this test does not effect students' admission, failure 
to pass it may necessitate taking remedial English courses designed to improve the stu- 
dents' ability to communicate in the English language. 

2. All foreign students should show financial certification for the required amount of money 
from the applicant's sponsor and the appropriate bank before an 1-20 can be issued. 

3. All foreign nationals currently residing in the USA are required to complete a transfer 
clearance form and send it to the Office of International and Minority Affairs, in addition 
to the financial certification form. 

4. The general GRE Test must be taken. 

Specific information regarding visa and immigration requirements can be obtained from 
the International and Minority Students Affairs Office, North Carolina A&T State University, 
Murphy Hall, Room 221, Greensboro, NC, 27411. All application forms can be obtained from 
the School of Graduate Studies, Room 122, Gibbs Hall, North Carolina A&T State University, 
Greensboro, NC, 27411. 

BACKGROUND COURSES REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION: 

This section describes the general background courses required for an applicant to obtain 
the unconditional admission status. If the applicant does not have the following general back- 
ground courses in his/her undergraduate curriculum, then he/she must complete these courses 
before being accepted as an unconditional Architectural Engineering Graduate student. 
MATHEMATICS CREDITS (min. hours) 

Calculus 3 

BASIC SCIENCES 

Physics 3 

ENGINEERING 

Statics and Strength of Materials 6 

Engineering Econ. Analysis or Financial Analysis 2 

Computer Programming or demonstrated proficiency 2 



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All courses listed are the minimum requirements for admission to the department. Addi- 
tional undergraduate courses may be required depending on the student's area of specializa- 
tion, elective courses taken, and background. Evaluation of these additional courses, if any, 
will be made on a case-by-case basis by the department's graduate committee and academic 
advisor. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND GRADUATION CRITERIA: 

The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering requires that students complete one of 
the following program options. 

1. THESIS OPTION - 30 Hours: 

This option requires 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis, and is specifically de- 
signed for students who wish to investigate a problem in depth and produce original, pub- 
lishable findings under the academic advisor's direction. Thesis Option students must take 
six hours of AREN 789-Thesis and have a minimum of 12 hours of the total 24 hour course 
requirement at the 700 level. An original research topic must be chosen in conjunction with 
the student's advisor, culminating in the preparation of a scholarly thesis. An oral thesis 
defense/examination is required. This option is intended for students with strong research 
interests who may desire to later pursue a Ph.D. degree. 

2. PROJECT OPTION - 33 Hours: 

This option consists of thirty (30) semester hours of course work and three (3) hours of 
special project. This option is intended for students with substantial engineering experi- 
ence, but who do not wish to do a full Master's thesis. Project Option students must take 
three hours of AREN-788 Graduate Projects and have a minimum of 12 hours of the total 
30 hour course requirement at the 700 level. A written project and oral presentation (or de- 
fense) are both required. 

3. COURSE OPTION - 36 Hours: 

This option consists of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work. This option is in- 
tended for students who intend no further graduate study and want to better prepare them- 
selves for a professional career in Engineering. All course work option students must have 
a minimum of 1 8 hours of the total 36 hour course requirement at the 700 level. 

THESIS/PROJECT DEFINITIONS: 

a) PROJECT - A project must show application of engineering principals or judgment to ar- 
rive at a solution to a clearly defined problem. 

b. THESIS - A thesis must be original work that is of sufficient weight, complexity, and qual- 
ity that would be acceptable for publication in an appropriate nationally recognized jour- 
nal or conference proceedings. 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: 

Two areas of specialization are offered at the Master's level in Architectural Engineering: 
(1) Structures and (2) Facilities Engineering. 

The suggested programs of study in each of these areas of specialization are shown on the 
following pages. 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING 
Applicants with a B.S.A.E. Degree 



Core Courses (24 credit hours) 

AREN 7 1 5 Research Methods 

AREN 750 Integrated Building Design I 

AREN 752 Integrated Building Design II** 

AREN 756 Facilities Engineering Management** 

AREN 753 Facilities Planning and Project Engineering** 

600/700 Mathematics (minimum)*** 

600/700 Approved Electives* 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
6 



24 



Thesis Option (30 total credit hours required including the Thesis) 

AREN 789 Thesis+ 



Credits 

6 



Thesis Option Total 



30 



Project Option (33 total credit hours required including the Project) 

600/700 Approved Electives* 

AREN 788 Project+ 

Project Option Total 



Credits 

3 
3 

33 



All Course Option 

600/700 Approved Electives 11 



Credits 

9 



Course Option (36 total credit hours required) TOTAL 36 

* All Elective courses must be approved by the student's advisory committee. 
** Substitutions of these courses is allowed upon the recommendation of thesis advisor and approval by the 
student's graduate committee. 
*** Mathematics requirement may be fulfilled by a graduate level analytical course upon approval of the stu- 
dent's graduate committee or the departmental graduate committee. 
+ The student's thesis or project must receive prior approval from the student's thesis advisor and the stu- 
dent's graduate committee. 



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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING 



Applicants with a Non-B.S.A.E. Degree 

Core Courses (24 credit hours) 

AREN 652 Design, Operations & Maintenance of Bldgs. II 

AREN 7 1 5 Research Methods 

AREN 750 Integrated Building Design I 

AREN 752 Integrated Building Design II** 

AREN 756 Facilities Engineering Management** 

AREN 753 Facilities Planning and Project Engineering** 

600/700 Mathematics (Elective)*** 

600/700 Approved Electives* 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 



24 



Thesis Option (30 total credit hours required including the Thesis) 

AREN 650 Design, Operations & Maintenance of Bldgs. I (3)++ 

AREN 789 Thesis + 



Credits 



Thesis Option Total 



30 



+ + This is a required prerequisite for Non-B.S.A.E. degree students that will not count towards the Thesis op- 
tion requirements but will affect the student's grade point average. 



Project Option (33 total credit hours required including the Project) 

AREN 650 Design, Operations & Maintenance of Bldgs. I 

600/700 Approved Electives* 

AREN 788 Project+ 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 



Project Option Total 



33 



All Course Option 

AREN 650 Design, Operations & Maintenance of Bldgs. I 

600/700 Approved Electives* 



Credits 

3 
9 



Course Option (36 total credit hours required) TOTAL 



36 



NOTE: A STUDENT MAY BE ALLOWED TO TAKE A COURSE OPTION. THIS 

PRIVILEGE WILL BE EVALUATED AND GRANTED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. 

* All Elective courses must be approved by the student's advisory committee. 
** Substitutions of these courses is allowed upon the recommendation of thesis advisor and approval by the 
student's graduate committee. 
*** Mathematics requirement may be fulfilled by a graduate level analytical course upon approval of the 
advisor. 
+ The student's thesis or project must receive prior approval from the student's thesis advisor and the stu- 
dent's graduate committee. 



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PROGRAM ELECTIVES 

Any courses in Engineering, Business, Math, or Technology offered at the 600 level or 
above may be used for electives in the AE program upon consent of the academic advisor and 
graduate coordinator of the department. (If the graduate coordinator is your advisor, electives 
must also be approved by another member of the department graduate committee.) These in- 
clude but are not limited to: 
IEEN 625 Information Systems 

IEEN 650 Operations Research II 

IEEN 664 Safety Engineering 

IEEN 678 Engineering Management 

IEEN 716 Engineering Statistics 

CM 603 Manpower Planning 

- Courses in MATH Department (600 level) in Operations Research, Linear Programming, 
Statistics (A&T and UNCG). 

- Courses in Business Management (600 level) including courses in Real Estate Management, 
Finance, Risk Management, Project Management (A&T and UNCG). 

- Courses in Industrial Psychology (600 level) (A&T and UNCG). 
AREN 630 Advanced Structural Analysis 

AREN 632 Structural Systems 

AREN 633 Foundations & Soils 

AREN 639 Masonry Design 

AREN 642 Lighting Applications I 

AREN 645 Electric System for Buildings 

AREN 654 Facilities Management 

AREN 657 Food Services Facility Engineering 

AREN 662 HVAC Systems Design 

AREN 672 Energy Conservation in Buildings 

AREN 675 Energy Management for Buildings 

AREN 684 City Planning and Urban Design 

AREN 726 Reinforced Concrete II 

AREN 727 Steel Structures II 

AREN 730 Matrix Analysis of Structures 

AREN 733 Foundation Engineering 

AREN 736 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 

AREN 737 Advanced Structural Steel 

AREN 739 Wind & Earthquake Design 

AREN 742 Illumination Engineering 

AREN 754 Facility Planning and Site Analysis 

AREN 755 Computer-Aided Project Management 

AREN 757 Food Service Facilities Engineering 

AREN 762 HVAC Systems Analysis and Simulation 

AREN 765 Advanced HVAC Systems Design 

AREN 770 Energy Management Planning 

AREN 772 Advanced Energy Conservation Systems 

AREN 778 Energy Maintenance and Management 

MEEN 626 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 

MEEN 722 Statistical Thermodynamics 

MEEN 73 1 Conduction Heat Transfer 



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MEEN 732 Convection Heat Transfer 

MEEN 733 Radiation Heat Transfer 

MEEN 737 Solar Thermal Energy Systems 



Topical Plan of Study 
B.S.A.E. Degree Students 



Fall 
AREN 750 

AREN715 
600/700 



First Year 

Credit Spring 



Int. Bldg. Design I 
Research Methods 
Mathematics (minimum) 



3 AREN 752 
3 600/700 



Credit 
Int. Bldg. Design IP* 3 
Approved Elective 3 



AREN 753 Facility P.&P. Engr. 



Fall 

AREN 756 
600/700 



Facility Engr.** 
Approved Elective 



Second Year 

Credit Spring 
3 
3 



Credit 



THESIS OPTION (30 credit hours): 
AREN 789 Thesis 



AREN 789 Thesis 



PROJECT OPTION (33 credit hours): 
600/700 Approved Elective* 



600/700 Approved Elective 3 

AREN 788 Project 3 



COURSE OPTION (36 credit hours): 

600/700 Approved Elective 3 600/700 

600/700 Approved Elective 3 600/700 



Approved Elective 3 

Approved Elective 3 



* All elective courses must be approved by the student's advisory committee. 

** Substitutions of these courses is allowed with recommendation of thesis advisor and approval by the stu- 
dent's graduate committee. 

Typical Plan of Study 
Non-B.S.A.E. Degree Students 



Fall 
AREN 750 

AREN 715 
600/700 



First Year 

Credit Spring 



D.O.M. of Bldgs. I 3++ 

Research Methods 3 

Mathematics (minimum) 3 



AREN 652 
600/700 



Credit 
O.M. of Bldgs. II 3 

Approved Elective* 3 



AREN 753 Facility P.&P. Engr.** 



Fall 

AREN 750 Int. Bldg. Design I 

AREN 756 Facility Engr.** 



Second Year 

Credit Spring Credit 

3 AREN 752 Int. Bldg. Design II** 3 
3 



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THESIS OPTION (30 credit hours): 

AREN789 Thesis 3 AREN 789 Thesis 3 

+ + This is a required prerequisite for Non-B.S.A.E. degree students that will not count towards the Thesis op- 
tion requirements but will affect the students grade point. 

PROJECT OPTION (33 credit hours): 

600/700 Approved Elective* 3 AREN 788 Project 3 

COURSE OPTION (36 credit hours): 

600/700 Approved Elective* 3 600/700 Approved Elective* 3 

600/700 Approved Elective* 3 

* All elective courses must be approved by the student's advisory committee. 

** Substitutions of these courses is allowed with recommendation of thesis advisor and approval by the stu- 
dent's graduate committee. 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

AREN-615. (625). Computer-Aided Building Design Credit 3 (0-6) 

This course provides an introduction to the application of computer-aided drawing as an engi- 
neering tool. The student will learn how to use a micro computer to develop 2D presentation 
drawings. Prerequisite: MATH 132, GEEN 102 or MATH 240. Corequisite: MEEN 335, Ju- 
nior standing or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-630. (602.) Advanced Structural Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course emphasizes the more complex concepts of structural analysis for determinate and 
indeterminate structural systems using both hand calculations and computer software. Prereq- 
uisite: AREN 325 and AREN 326 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-632. (604). Structural Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This couse will discuss building structural systems, their form and function. Preliminary de- 
sign techniques will be presented and system evaluation techniques discussed. Issues such as 
loading types and magnitudes, form work, construction loads, and speed of construction will 
be addressed. Torsional analysis techniques and the concepts of flexible and rigid diaphragms 
will be presented. The portal and cantilever methods of approximate structural analysis will be 
presented. Computer-aided structural analysis and design will be introduced. Prerequisite: Se- 
nior standing and AREN 430 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-633. (561). Foundations & Soil Structures Credit 3 (2-3) 

The student will study the origin and composition of soil structure. The course includes the 
flow of water through soils, capillary, and osmotic phenomena. Soil behavior under stress is 
studied along with compressibility and shear strength. The elements of the mechanics of soil 
masses are studied with application to problems of bearing capacity of foundations, earth pres- 
sure on retaining walls, and stability of slopes. Prerequisite: AREN 430 or consent of the in- 
structor. 

AREN-635. (471). Steel Structures I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 430 emphasizing the concepts of steel structural mem- 
ber behavior. The design of tension members, beam-columns, members in torsion, connections 
and base plates are presented. The design of composite members is introduced. Prerequisite: 
Senior standing and AREN 430 or consent of the instructor. 



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AREN-636. (481). Reinforced Concrete I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 430 emphasizing the concepts of reinforced concrete 
theory. The design of doubly reinforced beams, continuous beams, and beam-column behav- 
ior of concrete columns is addressed. Such topics as beam deflections and reinforcing bar bond 
stresses, and development lengths are also presented. Prerequisite: AREN 430 and Senior 
standing or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-639. (605). Masonry Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

Concepts of reinforced masonry design are addressed. The properties of masonry materials 
will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical masonry components will be pre- 
sented. Prerequisite: Senior standing and AREN 430 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-642. Lighting Applications I Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course applies to the principles of lighting design to the engineering of lighting systems. 
The course develops methodology for solving problems in both interior and exterior lighting. 
Prerequisite: AREN 442 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-645. Electrical Systems for Buildings II Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 345. The course covers the design of safe and reliable 
electrical distribution systems for commercial and industrial buildings. The topics included are 
circuit protection, feeder and branch circuit design, and fault analysis. Prerequisite: AREN 
442, AREN 445 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-650. Design, Operations & Maintenance of Buildings I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the fundamental knowledge related to structural, mechanical, and space en- 
closing building systems. The efficient operation and cost-effective maintenance of these 
building systems are investigated and evaluated to determine their impact on the management 
of a facility. This course introduces the facility engineer to the construction process, the struc- 
tural systems, building envelope, interior enclosures, HVAC systems, fluid distribution, and 
other environmental systems that affect the efficient operation of a facility. This course is not 
open to BSAE students. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AREN-652. Design, Operations & Maintenance of Buildings II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the fundamental knowledge related to lighting/electrical, people movement 
in a facility, energy utilization and control, environmental safety, and security. The efficient 
operation and cost-effective maintenance of these building systems are investigated and eval- 
uated to determine their impact on the management of a facility. This course introduces the fa- 
cility engineer to the construction process, the lighting and electrical systems, vertical 
transportation, energy management, building environmental safety, exterior building environ- 
ment, fire protection, and building security. Prerequisite: AREN 650. 

AREN-654. (624). Facilities Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with long range and master planning for facilities including space forecast- 
ing, project management, and post occupancy evaluation. Prerequisite: Senior standing and 
AREN 430. Corequisites: AREN 585 or AREN 586 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-657. Foodservice Facilities Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents an overview of restaurant design including the layout of the kitchen and 
kitchen equipment, the dining room, and ancillary areas. The major design emphasis is on en- 
ergy efficient design of the HVAC system and the lighting. Prerequisites: AREN 442, AREN 
462, and Senior standing or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: AREN 642 or AREN 662 
or consent of the instructor. 



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AREN-662. (612.) HVAC Systems Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses the design methodology, sizing, and selection techniques of pumps, 
fans, heat-exchangers, air washers, cooling towers and terminal units. Duct and pipe design 
methods are covered. Primary and secondary hydronic systems are covered including system 
air-control techniques. Design projects are required. Prerequisite: Senior standing and AREN 
462 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-670. (610). Energy and the Environment Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course includes readings and discussions about energy, its origins, supply, transportation, 
and use. The effect of fossil fuels on the environment and environmental protection regulations 
are discussed. Renewable energy and the impact of energy costs on economic growth are in- 
vestigated. Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of the instructor. 

The energy use patterns in schools and hospitals are studied in terms of the relevant IES and 
ASHRAE standards. The course presents the various utility rate structures energy auditing 
techniques along with the effect of operation and maintenance on the building energy use. Var- 
ious retrofit options and computerized Energy Management Systems are investigated culmi- 
nating in design projects. Prerequisite: Senior standing, AREN 361, AREN 442, and AREN 
445 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-675. (573). Energy Management for Buildings Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course involves the study of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources for buildings, 
energy estimating methods (manual and automated) optimizing building enveloped design, 
comparative energy requirements for various HVAC systems. The students utilize the solar en- 
ergy F-chart method, design of efficient lighting and electrical systems to solve design prob- 
lems. Topics include energy management and control systems (EMCS) waste heat recovery, 
energy audit procedures for existing buildings, life cycle cost and techniques. Prerequisite: Se- 
nior standing or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-682. (431). Architectural Design III Credit 3 (0-6) 

This course presents a series of problems for study of space analysis, space organization, form 
and function. The student learns how to integrate the architectural and the structural compo- 
nents. The course introduces the student to computer-aided drafting and design. Prerequisites: 
AREN 483, MEEN 336, Senior standing, and Design Option approval. Corequisite: AREN 

325. 

AREN-683. (620). Architectural Design IV Credit 3 (0-6) 

This course presents an advanced series of problems for study of space analysis, space orga- 
nization, form and function. The student applies the integration of design, construction meth- 
ods, and methods of the organization of structural components to a design project. 
Prerequisite: AREN 682. 

AREN-684. (622). City Planning and Urban Design Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course looks at the history of city planning and urban design, general problems of city 
planning, and urban design-architectural space composition. The student studies regional and 
urban planning while investigating the scale of the plan for region and city presentations. The 
student looks at the relationships between the location of residential areas, industry, business 
and commerce. The design of the neighborhood unit is implemented. Prerequisite: Juniors en- 
rolled in the program of the Transportation Institute and Architectural Engineering majors of 
Senior standing. Open to practicing design professionals. 



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AREN-685. (660). Selected Topics Credit 3 (Max. Total 6) 

The course allows a student to select an engineering topic of interest to the student to investi- 
gate in depth. The topic will be selected by the student and the student will find a faculty ad- 
visor before the beginning of the semester. The topic must be pertinent to the program the 
student is enrolled in and approved by the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Consent of the in- 
structor. 

AREN-686. (666). Special Projects Credit 3 (Max. Total 6) 

The student must select a project on a special engineering topic of interest to the student and 
a faculty member, who will act as an advisor. The project and scope of work must be agreed 
on by the student and the faculty advisor before the beginning of the semester. The project may 
be analytical and/or experimental and encourage independent thinking. The topic must be per- 
tinent to the program the student is enrolled in and approved by the faculty advisor. Prerequi- 
site: Consent of the instructor. 

AREN-687. Directed Readings Credit 3 (Max. Total 6) 

The student will select reading materials on an engineering topic of interest to the students and 
a faculty member, who will act as the advisor. The student must develop goals and objects for 
the course and submit a reading list and a plan for meeting the goals and objectives to the fac- 
ulty member for approval prior to enrolling in the course. The student will work independently 
to complete the plan and the faculty advisor will act as the student's advisor for the course. 
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

Graduate Students Only 

AREN-702. (724). Value Analysis in the Design and Construction of 

Buildings Credit 3 (3-0) 

The students will make use of simulation and mathematical modeling as design analysis tools 
to minimize building life cycle costs. Structural systems, heating and air conditioning systems, 
lighting and power, plumbing and fire protection systems are included as part of the analysis. 
Value engineering principals are presented as they apply to the design of buildings. Prerequi- 
site: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-713. (731). Graduate Seminar. Credit 1 (1-0) 

The course introduces the student to the procedures and expectations associated with earning 
a graduate degree. Research techniques are discussed and research topics are presented by the 
second-year graduate students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-715. Research Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents an overview of approaches to problem identification, data collection and 
analysis procedures for studying building systems and occupant responsiveness. Covered top- 
ics will include: defining the problem and developing a testable hypothesis, techniques for 
identifying and collecting relevant information, selecting an appropriate research methodol- 
ogy, sensor characteristics and considerations, data structuring and analysis techniques, and 
presentation of results. Application of the Scientific Method to experimental procedures, com- 
puter simulation, analytical techniques, field studies and survey/questionnaire development 
will be discussed. A basic presentation of statistical analysis techniques will also be covered. 
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AREN-726. (601). Reinforced Concrete II. Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 636 emphasizing the more complex concepts of rein- 
forced concrete theory and their application to design. The analysis and design of special con- 

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crete structures will be addressed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 636 or consent 
of the instructor. 

AREN-727. (472). Structural Steel II Credit 3 (3-0) 

The design of composite structures, built-up beams, portal frames, and gabled frames are pre- 
sented. Also addressed are the concepts of limit and plastic design. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing and AREN 635 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-730. (606). Matrix Analysis of Structures Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course reviews Matrix algebra; statically and kinematically indeterminate structures. The 
student is introduced to the flexibility and stiffness methods as it applies to beams, plane 
trusses and plane frames. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 630 or consent of the in- 
structor. 

AREN-733. (603). Foundation Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will include subsoil investigations and design of foundations and other substruc- 
tures. The student will study caisson design, cofferdam design, and methods of groundwater 
control construction. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 633 or consent of the in- 
structor. 

AREN-736. (700). Advanced Reinforced Concrete Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 726 emphasizing the design of reinforced concrete 
structures. The analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures will be addressed. Pre- 
requisite: Graduate standing and AREN 726 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-737. (706). Advanced Structural Steel Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN727 emphasizing the design of steel building structures. 
The analysis and design of steel structures will be addressed. Prerequisites: Graduate standing 
and AREN 727 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-738. (759). Advanced Foundation Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of AREN 633 emphasizing the design of foundations for build- 
ing structures. The analysis and design of foundations will be addressed. Prerequisites: Grad- 
uate standing and AREN 633 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-739. (703). Wind and Earthquake Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course applies the principles of structural dynamics to determine the response of buildings 
to earthquake and wind induced forces. The response spectra is used to evaluate earthquake 
forces on the building. The behavior of wind and the variation in wind velocity are studied 
with respect to topography and the building height above ground. The course also investigates 
the response of building components to hurricanes and tornadoes. Prerequisites: Graduate 
standing and AREN 603. 

AREN-742. Illuminating Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course develops numerical methods and methodology for solving special problems in 
lighting. Topics include advanced numerical methods and lighting design for exterior applica- 
tions. The application and use of lighting energy codes and standards are applied to lighting 
design. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 642 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-750. (623). Integrated Building Design I Credit 3 (0-6) 

The course involves the interdisciplinary design of a building project of significant size and 
complexity. The course includes the design development and concept development of a major 
building for the architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems. Computer pro- 
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plan development, and cost estimating. Building codes are revieWednesday Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-752. (732). Integrated Building Design II Credit 3 (0-6) 

The course involves the interdisciplinary design of a building project of significant size and 
complexity. The course expands on the design developed in AREN 750. The student uses 
mathematical and computer-assisted techniques to design and analyze either the structural, 
mechanical, or electrical system for the building. The work is presented in Contract Document 
for utilizing computer aided design and drawing software. The interface problems encountered 
between architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems are investigated and re- 
solved. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and AREN 750 or consent of the instructor. 

AREN-753. Building Facilities Planning and Project 

Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an in-depth study of the skills needed to manage a project from start to 
finish. Covered topics include: value planning, user needs, owning vs. leasing vs. developing, 
role playing, design development, design review, and implementation of plans. Project close- 
out, evaluation, and post-occupancy evaluation are also discussed, along with how to create a 
facility annual report. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

AREN-754. (720). Facility Planning & Site Analysis. Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course includes strategic and long-range planning concepts, environmental impact stud- 
ies, population and growth projections. Accessibility, storm water retention, and economics are 
also discussed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-755. (721). Computer-Aided Project Management. Credit 3 (0-6) 

This course uses computer-aided analysis and design in project scheduling, manpower fore- 
casting, cash flow analysis, progress reports, billings and profitability analysis. The emphasis 
is on the application of micro-computers in the management of a small consulting firm. Pre- 
requisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-757. Foodservices Facilities Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents an overview of commercial and institutional foodservice design includ- 
ing the layout of the kitchen and kitchen equipment, the dining room, and ancillary areas. The 
major design emphasis is on energy efficient design of the HVAC system and the lighting. Pre- 
requisite: Graduate standing. 

AREN-762. (710). HVAC Systems Analysis & Simulation Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course deals with the analysis of HVAC computer programs used to predict energy-use. 
Hour-by-hour simulation programs are compared with bin weather data programs for accuracy 
and care of use. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-765. (784). Advanced HVAC System Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with the HVAC design for complex facilities such as high rise office build- 
ings, science laboratories, and/or hospitals. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the 
instructor. 

AREN-770. (712). Energy Management Planning Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course presents concepts of energy management planning for multi-building complexes 
such as universities, hospitals, and schools. Topics include data collection and analysis, facil- 
ity audits, on-site metering, and the review of maintenance records and utility bills. Prerequi- 
site: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 



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AREN-772. (711). Advanced Energy Conservation Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course includes advanced topics in energy conservation including thermal storage, district 
heating and cooling, waste heat recovery, and co-generation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing 
and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-778. (734). Energy & Maintenance Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course deals with computerized energy accounting methodologies and computerized 
maintenance management methodologies. The students will apply computer programs to an 
actual building in order to obtain real-world experience in program application. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-780. (723). Professional Practice and Labor Relations Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course deals with the legal aspects of engineering consulting and commercial construc- 
tion. Topics include contracts, employment standards, collective bargaining, resolving labor 
disputes and the Occupational Safety & Health regulations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing 
and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-785. (789). Selected Topics Credit 3 (Max. Total 6) 

The course allows a student to select an engineering topic of interest to the student to investi- 
gate in depth. The topic will be selected by the student and a faculty advisor before the begin- 
ning of the semester. The topic must be pertinent to the program the student is enrolled in and 
approved by the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-786. Special Projects Credit 3 (Max. Total 6) 

The student must select a project on a special engineering topic of interest to the student and 
a faculty member, who will act as an advisor. The project and scope of work must be agreed 
on by the student and the faculty advisor before the beginning of the semester. The project may 
be analytical and/or experimental and encourage independence. The topic must be pertinent to 
the program the student is enrolled in and approved by the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Grad- 
uate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-787. Directed Readings Credit 3 (Max. Total 6) 

The student will select reading materials on an engineering topic of interest to the students and 
a faculty member, who will act as the advisor. The student must develop goals and objects for 
the course and submit a reading list and a plan for meeting the goals and objectives to the fac- 
ulty advisor for approval prior to enrolling in the course. The student will work independently 
to complete the plan and the faculty member will act as the student's advisor for the course. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

AREN-792. Architectural Engineering Masters Seminar Credit 1 (1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in architectural engineering and allied fields will be pre- 
sented. Prerequisites: None. 

AREN-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credit 3 (3-0) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student 
in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during 
the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment. Prereq- 
uisites: None. 

AREN-794. Masters Supervised Research Credit 3 (3-0) 

Students will receive instruction in how to plan, organize and perform research. Research will 
be performed under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. Prerequisites: None. 



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AREN-796. (776,788). Masters Project Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A writ- 
ten proposal, which outlines the nature of the project, must be submitted for approval. This 
course is only available to project option students. Permission of advisor required. 

AREN-797. (777,789). Masters Thesis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Master of science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis com- 
mittee chairperson leading to the completion of the master's thesis. This course is only avail- 
able to thesis option students. Permission of advisor required. 



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Biology 

David W. Aldridge, Interim Chair 

209 Barnes Hall 

(336) 334-7907 

davida@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 

The Department's primary objective for the Master of Science degree program is to pre- 
pare students to enter doctoral programs and do research in academia, government or industry. 
In conjunction with that objective, this program will develop, through research experiences 
and other creative activities, independent thinking, creativity, critical judgment and personal 
integrity in the students participating in this program. With regard to specific skills, this pro- 
gram is designed to enhance the students ability to apply the scientific method in research, to 
design experiments, and to improve the student's proficiency in the verbal and written com- 
munication of research results in science. Finally, it is an objective of this program to enable 
its students to score at or above the 50 percentile on the GRE Subject Test in Biology after the 
first year in residency in the program. 

The Department's primary objective for the Master of Science, Secondary Education with 
a concentration in biology degree program, is to prepare students who can effectively teach the 
fundamental concepts in biology to high school students. In conjunction with that objective 
this program is designed to produce students that can design and execute experimental re- 
search in biology. This program will also develop, through research experiences and other cre- 
ative activities, independent thinking, creativity, critical judgment and personal integrity in the 
students participating in this program, particularly as they relate to the learning process in the 
classroom. The department will provide an environment for teaching professionals to under- 
take advanced studies of the diverse array of biological disciplines and gain a greater appreci- 
ation for the world of living things, our place among them, and the relationships between 
humans and the rest of the living environment. This program will also acquaint teaching pro- 
fessionals with the latest innovations and discoveries in biology. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Biology - Master of Science (30 semester hours including 6 hours of thesis re- 

search. Half of all hours must be at or above the 
700 level.) 

Biology - Master of Science, Secondary Education with concentration in Biology 

(39 semester hours of which 24 are to be in Biology 
and 15 are to be in Education. Half of all hours 
must be at or above the 700 level. There are two 
options in this degree program: thesis and non- 
thesis.) 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The admission of students to both graduate degree programs in the Department of Biology 
is based upon the general admissions requirements of the University's School of Graduate 
Studies which are stated elsewhere in the Graduate Bulletin, as well as some specific Depart- 

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mental requirements that are chosen to assure the success of students admitted to the graduate 
programs in the Department. A student wishing to be accepted as a candidate to either of these 
two degree programs must have completed, on the undergraduate level, chemistry through or- 
ganic II, one year of calculus, one year of physics (calculus-based physics is preferred) and 
courses in cellular and molecular biology. Some students lacking these requirements may be 
given provisional admission and required to successfully complete some or all of these courses 
before being admitted to candidacy. Applicants who submit transcripts from foreign institu- 
tions must provide credentials verified by a United States-based transcript verification service. 
Additional departmental requirements specific to the two degree programs are listed under the 
headings for those two programs below. Application deadlines for Fall and Spring semester ad- 
missions are July 15th and November 15th, respectively. The student is advised to read the 
Graduate Bulletin very carefully for additional graduate school requirements for admis- 
sion to candidacy for a degree as well as other departmental requirements. 

BIOLOGY - MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM 

In addition to the general program requirements listed above, students in this degree pro- 
gram must take 6 semester hours of thesis research (BIOL 862 and 863) under the supervision 
of a thesis advisor approved by the Graduate Studies Committee. Students in this program 
must also obtain credit for 2 semester hours of seminar (BIOL 701 and 702) and 5 credit hours 
of biochemistry (CHEM 651 and 652). In addition the student must: 

1. Complete a minimum of 17 additional semester hours bringing the total to 30 semester 
hours. Courses for graduate credit in Biology may be selected from Biology courses at the 
600 - 800 levels. It should be noted that half of all hours must be from courses at or above 
the 700 level. 

2. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average. 

3. Participate in the Departmental Seminar Series. 

4. Submit GRE (General Test and Subject Test in Biology) scores to the Graduate School Of- 
fice before admission to the final comprehensive examination can be granted. 

5. File for and complete the Qualifying Essay. This is a requirement of the School of Gradu- 
ate Studies. 

6. Satisfactorily complete an examination in a foreign language. 

7. Have at least one academic year of residence at A&T. 

8. Pass a final comprehensive examination in Biology. To sit for this examination the student 
must have a grade point average of 3.00 or greater and must have completed, or be cur- 
rently enrolled in, all required and/or elective courses. The comprehensive examination 
will be offered at least once per year at a time selected by the Department but no earlier 
than the third week in March. 

9. Satisfactorily present and defend the thesis. 

BIOLOGY - MASTER OF SCIENCE, SECONDARY EDUCATION 
WITH CONCENTRATION IN BIOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM 

Special Admission Requirements: 

In addition to the general program requirements listed above, applicants for the Master of 
Science, Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology program must: 

Have course credit in the applicant's undergraduate program in 11 foundation courses: an 
ecology course, a genetics course, a cellular or molecular course (cell biology, microbiology, 

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molecular biology, biochemistry, etc.), an organismal course (mammalogy, plant systematics, 
invertebrate zoology, etc.), a physiology course, two semesters of organic chemistry (with lab- 
oratories), two semesters of calculus and two semesters of physics. Students lacking one or 
more of these foundation courses may be granted provisional admission with the stipulation 
that these courses will be taken during the graduate program of study. 

Have two years of supervised instructional experience in a private or public school setting, 
laboratory instruction while enrolled in a graduate program, or as a lecturer in a community 
college or four-year college or university. 

Hold or obtain a North Carolina "A" Teaching Certificate at the elementary, middle, or 
secondary level or its equivalent license from another state. 

Submit official scores for the Graduate Record Examination General Test or Miller Analo- 
gies Test. 

Have an undergraduate overall GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale. 

Submit a satisfactory essay providing a statement on the applicant's purpose for pursuing 
a master's degree. 

Provide 3 letters of recommendation from professional educators. 

The Master of Science, Secondary Education with concentration in biology program has 
two options. Both require 39 hours of graduate course work. The Thesis Option requires 3 
semester hours of thesis research (BIOL 862) under the supervision of a thesis advisor ap- 
proved by the Graduate Studies Committee. The Non-thesis (Special Project) Option requires 
the preparation of a product of a learning portfolio of materials (lectures, laboratories, demon- 
strations, etc.) (BIOL 642) developed from the area courses in biology and consistent with the 
State Department of Public Instruction's mandated curriculum. The learning portfolio of ma- 
terials will be done under the supervision of a graduate advisor approved by the Graduate 
Studies Committee. In addition the student must: 

1. Complete the 5 courses of the 15 hour Professional Core ( CUIN 711, CUIN 712, CUIN 
713, CUIN 721, and CUIN 746). 

2. Complete 8 or more courses for 24 hours in Biology that are approved by the graduate ad- 
visor. 

3. Submit GRE Subject Test in Biology scores to the Graduate School before admission to 
the final comprehensive examination can be granted. 

4. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average. 

5. File for and complete the Qualifying Essay. This is a requirement of the School of Gradu- 
ate Studies. 

6. Have at least one academic year of residence at A&T. 

7. Pass final comprehensive examinations in Biology. To sit for this examination the student 
must have a grade point average of 3.00 or greater and must have completed, or be cur- 
rently enrolled in, all required and/or elective courses in Biology. The Biology compre- 
hensive examination will be offered at least once per year at a time selected by the 
Department but no earlier than the third week in March. 

8. In the Thesis Option, satisfactorily present and defend the thesis. In the Special Project Op- 
tion, satisfactorily present and defend the product of the learning portfolio. 



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LIST OF GRADUATE COURSES 



Course 


Title 


Credits (lec-lab) 


BIOL 610 


Prokaryotic Biology 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 620 


Food Microbiology 


4 (2-4) 


BIOL 621 


Soil Microbiology 


4 (2-4) 


BIOL 630 


Molecular Genetics 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 631 


Endocrine Physiology 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 642 


Special Problems in Biology 


3 (2-2) 


BIOL 665 


Evolution 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 667 


Animal Physiology 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 671 


Principles of Immunology 

GRADUATE COURSES 


3 (3-0) 


Course 


Title 


Credits (lec-lab) 


BIOL 700 


Environmental Science 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 701 


Biological Seminar 


1 (0-2) 


BIOL 702 


Biological Seminar 


1 (0-2) 


BIOL 703 


Experimental Methods in Biology 


4 (2-4) 


BIOL 704 


Cell and Molecular Biology 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 739 


Radio-isotope Techniques and Radiotracer Methods 


4 (2-4) 


BIOL 740 


Essentials of Plant Anatomy 


3 (2-2) 


BIOL 741 


Applied Plant Ecology 


3 (2-2) 


BIOL 742 


Physiology of Vascular Plants 


3 (2-2) 


BIOL 743 


Developmental Plant Morphology 


3 (2-2) 


BIOL 744 


Plant Nutrition 


3 (2-2) 


BIOL 749 


Recent Advances in Cell Biology 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 750 


Microscopy Technique 


3 (1-4) 


BIOL 759 


Experimental Developmental Biology 


3 (1-4) 


BIOL 765 


Introductory Experimental Zoology 


3 (2-2) 


BIOL 780 


Animal Physiological Ecology 


3 (3-0) 


BIOL 862 


Biology Thesis I 


3 (0-6) 


BIOL 863 


Biology Thesis II 


3 (0-6) 



COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN BIOLOGY 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

BIOL-610. Prokaryotic Biology Credit 3 (3-0) 

A survey of the taxonomy, classification, ultrastructure, reproduction, physiology, and ecology 
of selected bacteria and bacteriophages. The laboratory will emphasize self instruction and in- 
dependent study. Prerequisites: Biology 200 or 221; Biology 466. 

BIOL-620. Food Microbiology Credit 4 (2-4) 

A survey of selected topics in food microbiology. Approximately one-third of the course will 
cover the metabolic pathways, organisms and processes involved with food production from 
fermented dairy products, vegetables, fruits and meats. Food spoilage, preservation, infection, 
and intoxification will also be discussed. The laboratory will introduce students to the mi- 
croorganisms involved with food production and spoilage. Prerequisites: Biology 200 or 221. 



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BIOL-621. Soil Microbiology Credit 4 (2-4) 

An introduction to the role of soil microorganisms in soil fertility. The activity of nitrogen-fix- 
ing bacteria and those involved in the decomposition of organic waste materials will be em- 
phasized. The laboratory will introduce students to the enumeration, distribution, and 
characterization of microorganisms important to soil microbiology. Prerequisites: Biology 200 
or 221. 

BIOL-630. Molecular Genetics Credit 3 (3-0) 

DNA and RNA structure, function and processing in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. Var- 
ious aspects of recombinant DNA technology will be examined. Prerequisites: Biology 201 
and 466. 

BIOL-631. Endocrine Physiology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course would provide a basic introduction to endocrine function and include recent ad- 
vances in the field of endocrinology. Emphasis will be placed on general aspects of endocrine 
physiology, the organization of the endocrine system, mechanisms of hormone action, and 
control of endocrine secretion. Prerequisites: Biology 201 and 462. 

BIOL-642. Special Problems in Biology Credit 3 (2-2) 

Research projects on specific problems in biology for advanced students. Prerequisites: Biol- 
ogy 462 or 466 and permission of instructor. Prerequisites: Biology 462 or 466 and permission 
of instructor. 

BIOL-661. Mammalian Biology Credit 3 (3-0) 

Study of the evolutionary history, classification, adaptation and variation of representative 
mammals. Prerequisites: Biology 160 and 260. 

BIOL-665. Evolution Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will emphasize the genetics of populations and sources of genetic variation; causes 
of genetic change in populations including natural selection; speciation; and the evolutionary 
history of life on earth. Prerequisites: Biology 310 and 466. 

BIOL-667. Animal Physiology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will provide students with an understanding of the current state of animal physi- 
ology at the level of the whole organism and its component organs and organ systems. Em- 
phasis will be placed on function as it relates to survival of organisms in natural environments 
and on the regulation of homeostatic mechanisms. Topics would include metabolism, temper- 
ature regulation, reproductive mechanisms, circulation, gaseous exchange, nutrient process- 
ing, osmoregulation and ionic balance. Prerequisites: Biology 160 and 462. 

BIOL-671. Principles of Immunology Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of mammalian immune responses; particularly in humans. Special emphasis will be 
placed on the physiology, genetics, and regulation of immune responses. Interrelationships be- 
tween nonspecific and specific immune reactions, humoral and cell-mediated immunity, ef- 
fector cells, and diseases are also stressed; along with research and diagnostic methodologies. 
Prerequisites: Biology 221 and 466; Chemistry 221 and 222. 

BIOL-700. Environmental Biology Credit 3 (3-0) 

The scientific study of man's living and non-living environment. The course emphasizes how 
our technologies and cultures impact the earth's ability to sustain both human civilization and 
the earth's biodiversity. Prerequisites: None. 



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BIOL-701. Biological Seminar Credit 1 (0-2) 

Faculty will present lectures on their research areas to acquaint students with research oppor- 
tunities in the department. Prerequisites: None. 

BIOL-702. Biological Seminar Credit 1 (0-2) 

Oral and written presentations by students on special topics and recent advances in the field of 
Biology. Strategies for writing a thesis will be discussed, and the preparation by students of a 
short proposal for thesis research will be encouraged. Prerequisites: None. 

BIOL-703. Experimental Methods in Biology Credit 4 (2-4) 

An introduction to the scientific method, basic techniques, and equipment used in experimen- 
tal research in Biology. The course will provide a foundation for enabling students to initiate 
and conduct independent research. Prerequisites: None. 

BIOL-704. Cell and Molecular Biology Credit 3 (3-0) 

A course that integrates the most recent advances in molecular biology of structure and func- 
tion in cells. Prerequisite: Biology 462. 

BIOL-739. Radio-isotope Techniques and Radiotracer Methods Credit 4 (2-4) 
The techniques employed in the handling and measurement of radio-isotopes and their use as 
tracer agents in biological investigations. 

BIOL-740. Essentials of Plant Anatomy Credit 3 (2-2) 

A study of the growth, development and organization of roots, stems, leaves, and reproductive 
organs of higher plants. Lectures, discussions, field trips, and the laboratories are employed in 
the presentation of this course. 

BIOL-741. Applied Plant Ecology Credit 3 (2-2) 

A study of the relation's of plants of their environment with emphasis on climate and soil fac- 
tors influencing their structure, behavior and distribution. Prerequisite: Biology 640, 740, or 
equivalent. 

BIOL-742. Physiology of Vascular Plants Credit 3 (2-2) 

Selected topics on the physiology of higher plants. Relationships of light quality, intensity, and 
periodicity to plant growth and reproduction: photosynthesis and photopheriodism. Chemical 
control of growth and reproduction, and the general aspect of plant metabolism. Lectures, con- 
ferences, laboratory work and field studies of higher plant ecology. 

BIOL-743. Developmental Plant Morphology Credit 3 (2-2) 

Growth and differentiation from a cellular viewpoint with emphasis on quantitative descrip- 
tion and experimental study of development phenomena. 

BIOL-744. Plant Nutrition Credit 3 (2-2) 

A study of the subcellular organization of plants, inorganic and organic metabolism and respi- 
ration. 

BIOL-749. Recent Advances in Cell Biology Credit 3 (3-0) 

A course designed to present recent trends concerning functions of organized cellular and sub- 
cellular systems. Current research as it relates to the molecular and fine structure basis of cell 
function, replication, and differentiation will be discussed. 

BIOL-750. Microscopy Technique Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course is designed to develop the skills required to prepare cells, tissue, and organs for 
microscopic observation and study. Lectures will emphasize central concepts in microscopy. 
Prerequisites: Biology 201 and 462. Biology 465 is recommended. 



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BIOL-759. Experimental Developmental Biology Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding and appreciation of ex- 
perimentation and experimental results in the area of developmental biology. Laboratory pro- 
jects are experimental studies aimed at encouraging the reading and understanding of research 
papers in the literature Prerequisite: Biology 561 or graduate standing. 

BIOL-765. Introductory Experimental Zoology Credit 3 (2-2) 

Studies of fertilization, breeding habits, regeneration, growth and differentiation of certain in- 
vertebrates and vertebrates from the experimental approach. Emphasis will be placed on lab- 
oratory procedures on the frog and the chick. 

BIOL-780. Animal Physiological Ecology Credit 3 (3-0) 

An introduction to the physiological adaptations of individuals that enable them to make the 
internal adjustments necessary to grow and reproduce in changing environments. This course 
will emphasize the physiological strategies for nutrient acquisition, gaseous exchange, water 
and ion balance, and thermal tolerance. Prerequisites: Biology 310 and 462. 

BIOL-862. Biology Thesis I Credit 3 (0-6) 

Master's level research in biology. Prerequisite: Consent of advisor. 

BIOL-863. Biology Thesis II Credit 3 (0-6) 

Master's level research in biology. Prerequisites: Biology 862 and consent of advisor. 



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Chemical Engineering 



Franklin G. King, Department Chairperson 

Department of Chemical Engineering 

341 McNair Building 

Greensboro, NC 27411 

Tel: (336) 334-7564 

Fax: (336) 334-7904 

king@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVE 

The objective of the graduate program in Chemical Engineering is to provide advanced 
level study in chemical engineering. The program will serve as preparation for further ad- 
vanced study at the doctoral level or for advanced chemical engineering practice in industry. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) 

GENERAL AND DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

All applicants to MSChE program must have earned a bachelor's degree from a four-year 
college. Students that meet this requirement may be admitted to the graduate school. Applicants 
are admitted without discrimination of race, color, creed, sex, religion or national origin. Ap- 
plicants may be admitted to graduate studies unconditionally, provisionally, or as special stu- 
dents. Unconditional admission to the Master of Science in Engineering Program with 
Chemical Engineering option will be granted to graduates of ABET accredited chemical engi- 
neering programs who have attained a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average on their overall 
undergraduate program of study. Provisional admission may be granted to persons with other 
qualifications. Applicants for provisional admission will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

A student admitted provisionally is required to meet with the CHEN Graduate Program 
Coordinator to develop a list of undergraduate courses that must be taken to eliminate defi- 
ciencies in the undergraduate transcript. All provisionally admitted students must earn a min- 
imum of a 3.0 grade point average on the first nine graduate course credits they complete. In 
addition, a "B" grade point average must be earned on all non-credit undergraduate courses, if 
any, required as a condition of admission. In addition to these provisions, other conditions may 
be imposed on a case by case basis as approved by the Graduate School. 

The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program consists of three distinct options, 
a thesis option, a project option and a course work option. Requirements for each of the op- 
tions are given below: 

Option Semester Hours Required 

Thesis 24 Credits of Courses and 6 Credits of Thesis 

Project 30 Credits of Courses and 3 Credits of MS Project 

Course Work 33 Credits of Courses 

All students pursuing any of the MSChE options must complete four (4) courses from the 
MSChE core courses. In addition, students must enroll in MSChE seminar each semester. 

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Seminar credits do not count toward graduation requirements. The four (4) core courses must 
be selected from the following list: 

Number Course Credit 

CHEN 620 Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis 3 (3-0) 

CHEN 630 Transport Phenomena I 3 (3-0) 

CHEN 710 Transport Phenomena II 3(3-0) 

CHEN 720 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 (3-0) 

CHEN 750 Separation Processes 3 (3-0) 

CHEN 760 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 3 (3-0) 

Thesis Option: All students enrolled in this program must take six credit hours of thesis 
and twenty four credit hours of courses. Of the twenty-four credit hours of courses, at least 
nine credit hours of courses must be at 700 level. Four courses (12 credit hours) from MSChE 
core courses list. With the approval of the thesis advisor, a student may take nine credit hours 
of graduate courses from outside the CHEN Department in the areas of Mathematics, Science 
and Engineering. Thesis option students must pass an oral, public defense of their work. The 
defense is evaluated by a committee of three faculty who are appointed by the thesis advisor 
and the CHEN Graduate Program Coordinator. The defense committee serves as a professional 
review of the quality of the student's work and, in conjunction with the academic advisor, as- 
sists the student in the research work required for the thesis. An affirmative vote by a major- 
ity of the committee after the defense is necessary for the student to pass. No comprehensive 
course exam is required. 

Project Option: This option requires 30 credits of course work and 3 credits of project 
work (CHEN 796). The advisor and student select a suitable project of mutual interest to both. 
No formal advisory committee is required for the option. The project option may interest those 
who wish to investigate a specific problem and write a technical report. Of the thirty credit 
hours of courses, at least twelve credit hours of courses must be at 700 level. Students must 
take four courses (12 credit hours) from the MSChE core courses. With the approval of the 
MSChE Graduate Program Coordinator and/or project advisor, a student may take nine credit 
hours of graduate courses from outside the CHEN Department. In lieu of a final comprehen- 
sive examination, project option students must pass a public, oral defense of their project. The 
defense is evaluated by a committee of three faculty who are appointed by the project advisor 
and the CHEN Graduate Program Coordinator. One of the committee members will be the stu- 
dent's advisor. The defense is evaluated by a committee of three faculty who are appointed by 
the project advisor and the CHEN Graduate Program Coordinator. One of the committee mem- 
bers will be the student's advisor. The defense committee serves as a professional review of 
the quality of the student's work and, in conjunction with the academic advisor, assists the stu- 
dent in the research work required for the thesis. An affirmative vote by a majority of the com- 
mittee after the defense is necessary for the student to pass. No comprehensive course exam is 
required. 

Course Work Option: This option requires 33 credits of course work approved by the ad- 
visor and MSChE program coordinator. Of the thirty-three credit hours of courses, at least fif- 
teen credit hours of courses must be at 700 level and must take four courses ( 1 2 credit hours) 
from the MSChE core courses. With the approval of the MSChE Graduate Program Coordi- 
nator, a student may take nine credit hours of graduate courses from outside the CHEN De- 



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partment. No formal advisory committee is needed, but the student must select an advisor. Stu- 
dents wishing to receive advanced training without an interest in solving a publishable prob- 
lem or in writing a technical report will be attracted to this option. Students in this option must 
pass a written comprehensive examination. The examination follows the general course mate- 
rial of the student and set by 3 or more examiners selected by the CHEN Graduate Program 
Coordinator, one shall be the advisor. The student must satisfy the majority of examiners to 
pass the comprehensive examination. The examination is given during the student's final 
semester. 



Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 

Course Title 

CHEN 600 Advanced Process Control 

CHEN 605 Biochemical Engineering 

CHEN 608 Bioseparations 

CHEN 615 Fuels and Petrochemicals 

CHEN 618 Air Pollution Control 

CHEN 620 Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis 

CHEN 622 Pollution Prevention 

CHEN 625 Basic Food Process Engineering 

CHEN 630 Transport Phenomena 

CHEN 635 Mixing Processes and Equipment Scale-up 

CHEN 640 Computer Aided Process Design 

CHEN 645 Environmental Remediation 

CHEN 660 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering 

CHEN 666 Special Projects in Chemical Engineering 

CHEN 7 1 Transport Phenomena II 

CHEN 720 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering 

CHEN 730 Advanced Biochemical Engineering 

CHEN 740 Advanced Chemical Process Design 

CHEN 750 Separation Processes 

CHEN 760 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 

CHEN 786 Special Chemical Engineering Project 

CHEN 789 Special Topics 

CHEN 792 Chemical Engineering Masters Seminar 

CHEN 793 Masters Supervised Teaching 

CHEN 794 Masters Supervised Research 

CHEN 796 Masters Project 

CHEN 797 Masters Thesis 



Credits (Lee-Lab) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


Vai 


-. 1-3 


Var. 1-3 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


1 


(1-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


(3-0) 


3 


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3 


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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COURSES AND DESCRIPTIONS 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE/ADVANCED 
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 

CHEN-600. Advanced Process Control Credits 3 

The course covers advanced methods for controlling chemical processes: adaptive control, 
feed forward control, cascade control, multivariable control, multi-loop control, decoupling, 
and deadtime compensation. Emphasis is placed on computer design. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-605. Biochemical Engineering Credits 3 

The course covers basic phenomena involved in biological systems, biochemical reaction sys- 
tems, microbiology, and biological processes. Application of engineering methods to the de- 
sign and control of biological systems. Biochemical production of industrial chemicals. 
Biological waste treatment. Immobilized enzyme technology. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-608. Bioseparations Credits 3 

The course is an introduction to the separation and purification of biochemicals. Separation 
processes are characterized as primarily removal of insolubles, isolation of products, purifica- 
tion or polishing. Processes covered include filtration, centrifugation, cell disruption, extrac- 
tion, absorption, elution chromatography, precipitation, ultrafiltration, electrophoresis and 
crystallization. Students are required to complete a design project on a bioseparation process. 
(DEMAND) 

CHEN-615. Fuels and Petrochemicals Credits 3 

Topics important to the production of fuels are covered. Topics include extraction and pro- 
cessing of fossil fuels, synfuels, and fuels from renewable resources. Topics also include dis- 
tillation, refining, fermentation, catalytic reactions, and removal of undesirable by-products. 
The design of fuel processes include emphasis on economic and environmental impact. (DE- 
MAND) 

CHEN-618. Air Pollution Control Credits 3 

The economic, social and health implications of air pollution and its control are covered. To 
understand the problems better, the sources, types and characteristics of man-made air pollu- 
tants will be discussed. The course will review some of the main regulations and engineering 
alternatives for achieving different levels of control. An air pollution control system will be 
designed. (Course is to be cross referenced with CIEN 618) (DEMAND) 

CHEN-620. Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis Credits 3 

Solution of chemical engineering problems by advanced mathematical techniques. Solution of 
uncoupled and coupled momentum, heat and mass transfer problems. Solution of linearized 
dynamic equations representing staged operations by matrix analysis. Advanced design and 
optimization of chemical processes. (Fall) 

CHEN-622. Pollution Prevention Credits 3 

The concept of pollution prevention and its application through industrial ecology, risk as- 
sessment and life-cycle assessment methodologies are covered. Topics include pollution pre- 
vention at the macroscale (industrial sector), mesocale (unit operations), and microscale 
(molecular interactions). A process involving membrane separation steps will be designed and 
analyzed. (DEMAND) 



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CHEN-625. Basic Food Process Engineering Credits 3 

This course covers basic food processing topics including food preparation operations. Topics 
included are slurry flow, processing operations, microbology and health hazards, diseases and 
medicines, and their effects on humans. (Fall) 

CHEN-630. Transport Phenomena Credits 3 

A unified approach to momentum, energy, and mass transfer with emphasis on the microscopic 
approach. Development of the differential transport balances. Applications in solving simple 
chemical process problems. (Fall) 

CHEN-635. Mixing Processes and Equipment Scale-up Credits 3 

The courses covers practical design concepts of mixing and multi phase processing in agitated 
tanks. Strategies for increasing plant throughput, improving contacting and mixing and select- 
ing equipment will be given. This course provides information on: 1) judging the level of dif- 
ficulty of a mixing process; 2) using practical elements of laminar, transitional and turbulent 
mixing; 3) mixing times and 4) increasing throughput for all types of systems and power. The 
course treats jet mixing, gas sparged mixing and mechanical mixing. The course provides 
basic concepts on using pilot plant studies for process translation and scale-up. (Spring) 

CHEN-640. Computer-Aided Chemical Process Design Credits 3 

The development and use of computer-aided models for process equipment design is stressed. 
Model results are compared with the ASPEN PLUS simulation package. Students study the In- 
terrelationships between design and process variables using computer simulation. Optimiza- 
tion methods are applied to chemical process design. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-645. Environmental Remediation Credits 3 

The course introduces students to traditional and developmental methods for removal and 
detoxification of hazardous wastes at contaminated sites and from industrial waste streams. 
Chemical, thermal, biological and physical methods of remediation are covered. The course 
deals with hazardous wastes in soils, groundwater, surface water, wastewater ponds and tanks. 
The emphasis is on destruction, removal and containment methods using mathematical mod- 
els for contaminate fate and transport. Recent advances in emerging technologies are also dis- 
cussed. Each student will complete an environmental remediation design project. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-660. Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering Credits 3 

Topics covered include selected chemical engineering topics of interest to students and faculty. 
The topics will be selected before the beginning of the course and will be pertinent to the pro- 
grams of the students enrolled. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-666. Special Projects in Chemical Engineering Credits 3 

Study arranged on a special chemical engineering topic of interest to both student and faculty 
member, who will act as supervisor. Topics may be analytical and /or experimental and should 
encourage independent study. (Fall, Spring) 

CHEN-710. Transport Phenomena II Credits 3 

This course is an advanced treatment of the mechanisms of momentum, heat and mass trans- 
port. Emphasis is on methods of solution of transport problems for coupled systems where two 
or more transport processes interact. Other topics include Non-Newtonian Flow, Boundary 
Layer Theory, and the Analysis and solution of transport problems of significance in chemical 
processes. (DEMAND) 



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CHEN-720. Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering Credits 3 

This course includes an advanced treatment of chemical reaction engineering including effect 
of non-ideal flow and fluid mixing on reactor design, as well as multi-phase reaction system 
and heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic kinetics. (Fall) 

CHEN-730. Advanced Biochemical Engineering Credits 3 

This course is the study of advanced topics in biochemical engineering and enzyme engineer- 
ing, highlighting research trends. Modeling and optimization of biochemical systems are also 
covered, as well as the design and analysis of enzyme reactors and the use of enzymes in in- 
dustrial, environmental and medical applications. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-740. Advanced Chemical Process Design Credits 3 

Topics in advanced conceptual process engineering such as process analysis, process synthe- 
sis and process optimization are covered. Specific topics include: flowsheeting, design vari- 
able selection, computational algorithm formulation, separation sequences, heat exchanger 
networks, recycle-purge processes, process design and simulation software development, in- 
cluding physical and thermodynamic properties packages. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-750. Separation Processes Credits 3 

Differential and equilibrium stage operations involving non-isothermal and multi-component 
systems are covered. Other topics covered include simultaneous mass transfer and chemical 
reaction and dispersion effects. Applications to operations such as absorption, extraction, chro- 
matography, distillation, ion exchange, and membrane separation are also studied. (Spring) 

CHEN-760. Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Credits 3 

This is an advanced course covering topics in molecular thermodynamics of fluid phase equi- 
libria. Statistical thermodynamics and thermodynamics of nonequilibrium processes are intro- 
duced. (Spring) 

CHEN-786. Special Chemical Engineering Project Credits 3 

The course is intended for students who want to complete an analytical or experimental pro- 
ject of interest to the student and instructor. The course may be completed by Project Option 
students, but does not substitute for Masters project. (Fall, Spring) 

CHEN-789. Special Topics Credits 3 

A course design to allow the introduction of potential new courses on a trial basis or offering 
of special course topics on a once only basis. The course may be offered to individuals or 
groups of students. A definite topic and the title must be agreed upon by the advisor before the 
student registers for the course. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-792. Masters Seminar Credit 1 

This course provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of selected topics of interest 
to chemical engineers such as faculty research interests, communication, safety, job prospects 
and research results. (Fall, Spring) 

CHEN-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credits 3 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of a faculty member who assists 
the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observes and provides feedback to the stu- 
dent during the teaching assignment, and evaluates the student upon completion of the as- 
signment. (DEMAND) 

CHEN-794. Masters Supervised Research Credits 3 

Students will receive instruction in how to plan, organize and perform research. Research will 
be performed under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. (DEMAND) 



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CHEN-796. MS Chemical Engineering Project Credits 3 

This is an independent, analytical or experimental project involving research or design in an 
area of interest to the instructor and the student. This course must be completed by, and only 
by, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE) project option students. A written 
proposal must be submitted to outline the project. A written report and an oral defense are re- 
quired. (Fall, Spring, Summer) 

CHEN-797. Masters Thesis Credits 3 

Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis com- 
mittee chairperson leading to the completion of the masters thesis. The course is only avail- 
able to thesis option students. (Fall, Spring, Summer) 



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Chemistry 

Jothi Kumar, Interim Chairperson 

Etta Gravely, Interim Chairperson 

Room 116, Hines Hall 

(336) 334-7601 

jvkumar@ncat.edu 

gravely@ncat.edu 



The objectives of the Graduate Division in Chemistry are to provide the theoretical and ex- 
perimental training experiences necessary for those students pursuing a Master of Science de- 
gree in Chemistry. The Department also offers special courses that may be used for teacher 
renewal certificates. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Chemistry - Master of Science 
Chemistry Education - Master of Arts 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the Graduate School under one of the following options: 

1. Unconditional admission 

2. Provisional admission 

3. Postbaccalaureate (PBS) 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to both degree programs require: 

1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution 
Admission to the Master of Science in Chemistry requires: 

2. An undergraduate major in chemistry that includes one year of physical chemistry and 
one year of differential and integral calculus. 

Admission to the Master of Arts in Chemistry Education also requires the following: 

1 . Official scores of the GRE or MAT Test 

2. NC Class A licensure in Education (secondary) or the equivalent from another state 

3. A passing score on the indexed rating for admissions criteria 

4. A satisfactory essay providing a statement of purpose for Master's degree study 

5. Satisfactory recommendations from three professional educators 

M.S. in Chemistry: 

Must complete the following: 
1 . Required Courses 

Chemistry 711 — Structural Inorganic Chemistry 
Chemistry 722 — Advanced Organic Chemistry 
Chemistry 743 — Chemical Thermodynamics 
Chemistry 701 — Seminar 
Chemistry 732 — Advanced Analytical Chemistry 
Chemistry 799 — Thesis Research 

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Chemistry 702 — Chemical Research 
(A maximum of 9 hrs. may be earned in 702) 
2. Other Requirements 

a. 2-9 s.h. in electives 

b. Satisfactory completion of an examination in foreign language or computer lan- 
guage. 

c. Satisfactory presentation and defense of a thesis. 

d. One academic year of residence at A&T 

M.A. in Chemistry Education: Thirty nine (39) semester hours required. 

The Master of Arts in Chemistry program consists of a thesis option or a special project op- 
tion. Both options require 15 semester hours of Professional Education, 17 semester hours of 
chemistry and 7 semester hours of chemistry electives. Elective courses may come from chem- 
istry courses at the 600 and 700 levels. In addition the student must: 

1. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average 

2. Present a seminar to faculty and students of the Chemistry Department upon comple- 
tion of the thesis or research project 

3. In the thesis option, satisfactorily present and defend the thesis 

M.A. in Chemistry: 

Must complete the following: 





Professional Education Core Requirements 




Course 


Description 


Credit 


CUIN711 


Research 


3 


CUIN713 


Learning Theories 


3 


CUIN 746 


Technology 


3 


CUIN712 


Diversity 


3 


CUIN 721 


Advanced Methods 

Required Chemistry Courses 
17 hours 


3 


COURSE 


TITLES 




CHEM711 


Structural Inorganic Chemistry 


3 


CHEM 722 


Advanced Organic Chemistry 


3 


CHEM 732 


Advanced Analytical Chemistry 


3 


CHEM 743 


Chemical Thermodynamics 


3 


CHEM 702 


Chemical Research 


4 


CHEM 701 


Seminar 


1 



COURSES FOR ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATES 
AND GRADUATES 

Course Description Credit 

CHEM 610 Inorganic Synthesis 2 

CHEM 611 Advanced Inorganic 3 

CHEM 621 Intermediate Organic Chemistry 3 

CHEM 624 Qualitative Organic Chemistry 3 



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CHEM631 
CHEM 641 
CHEM 642 
CHEM 643 
CHEM 651 
CHEM 652 



(Inorganic) 
CHEM 711 
CHEM 716 
(Organic) 
CHEM 721 
CHEM 722 
CHEM 723 
CHEM 726 
CHEM 727 
(Biochemistry) 
CHEM 756 



Electroanalytical Chemistry 

Radiochemistry 

Radioisotope Techniques and Application 

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 

General Biochemistry 

General Biochemistry Lab 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

Structural Inorganic Chemistry 
Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 

Elements of Organic Chemistry 
Advanced Organic Chemistry 
Organic Chemistry 

Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 
Organic Preparations 



Selected Topics in Biochemistry 
(Analytical Chemistry) 

CHEM 731 Modern Analytical Chemistry 

CHEM 732 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 

CHEM 736 Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry 

(Physical Chemistry) 

CHEM 741 Principles of Physical Chemistry I 

CHEM 742 Principles of Physical Chemistry II 

CHEM 743 Chemical Thermodynamics 

CHEM 744 Chemical Spectroscopy 

CHEM 746 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry 

CHEM 748 Collaid Chemistry 

CHEM 749 Chemical Kinetics 



3 
3 

3 
3 
2 
3 
1-2 



RESEARCH AND SPECIAL TOPICS 

CHEM 701 Seminar 

CHEM 702 Chemical Research 

CHEM 715 Special Problems in Inorganic Chemistry 

CHEM 725 Special Problems in Organic Chemistry 

CHEM 735 Special Problems in Analytical Chemistry 

CHEM 745 Special Problems in Physical Chemistry 

CHEM 755 Special Problems in Biochemistry 



1 
2-5 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 



CHEMICAL INSTRUCTION 

CHEM 663 Selected Topics in Chemistry INSTRUCTION I 

CHEM 664 Selected Topics in Chemistry INSTRUCTION II 

CHEM 765 Special Problems in Chemistry INSTRUCTION I 

CHEM 766 Special Problems in Chemistry INSTRUCTION II 

CHEM 767 Special Problems in Chemistry INSTRUCTION III 

CHEM 768 Special Problems in Chemistry IV 



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COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN CHEMISTRY 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

CHEM-610. Inorganic Synthesis Credit 2 (1-3) 

Discussion of theoretical principles of synthesis and development of manipulative skills in the 
synthesis of inorganic substances. Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry; one semester 
of quantitative analysis. 

CHEM-611. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A course in the theoretical approach to the systematization of inorganic chemistry. Prerequi- 
site: Chemistry 442. 

CHEM-621. Intermediate Organic Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

An in-depth examination of various organic mechanisms, reactions, structures, and kinetics. 
Prerequisite: Chemistry 222. 

CHEM-624. Qualitative Organic Chemistry* Credit 5 (3-6) 

A course in the systematic identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: One year of Or- 
ganic Chemistry. 

CHEM-631. Electroanalytical Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of the theory and practice of polarography, chronopotentionmetry, potential sweep 
chronoampereometry and electrodeposition. The theory of diffusion and electrode kinetics will 
also be discussed along with the factors that influence rate processes, the double layer, ab- 
sorption and catalytic reactions. Prerequisite: Chemistry 431 or equivalent. 

CHEM-641. Radiochemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of the fundamental concepts, processes, and applications of nuclear chemistry, in- 
cluding natural and artificial radioactivity, sources, and chemistry of the radioelements. Open 
to advanced majors and others with sufficient background in chemistry and physics. Prerequi- 
site: Chemistry 442 or Physics 406. 

CHEM-642. Radioisotope Techniques and Applications Credit 2 (1-3) 

The techniques of measuring and handling radioisotopes and their use in chemistry, biology, 
and other fields. Open to majors and non-majors. Prerequisite: Chemistry 102 or 105 or 107. 

CHEM-643. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics Credit 4 (4-0) 

Non-relativistic wave mechanics and its application to simple systems of means of the opera- 
tor formulation. Prerequisites: Chemistry 442 and Physics 222. Corequisite: Mathematics 300. 

CHEM-651. General Biochemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of modern biochemistry. The course emphasizes chemical kinetics and energetics as- 
sociated with biological reactions and includes a study of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vita- 
mins, nucleic acids, hormones, photosynthesis, and respiration. Prerequisites: Chemistry 431 
and 442. 

CHEM-652. General Biochemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a companion laboratory to Chemistry 65 1 . Experimentation will include isolation and 
characterization of biochemical substances as well as studies of physical properties. Students 
will be introduced to a variety of techniques including high performance liquid chromatogra- 
phy, electrophoresis, and centrifugation. Corequisite: Chemistry 651. Prerequisites: Chemistry 
432 and 444. 

* Students are required to purchase supplemental materials for this course. 



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INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 
Graduate 

CHEM-711. Structural Inorganic Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of the stereochemistry and electronic properties of inorganic substances. Emphasis 
will be placed upon applications of group theory and upon spectroscopic and physical meth- 
ods. 

CHEM-716. Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics of Inorganic Chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 611 or 
permission of the instructor. 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 
Graduate 

CHEM-721. Elements of Organic Chemistry Credit 3 (2-3) 

A systematic study of the classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds and individual exam- 
ples of each. Structure, nomenclature, synthesis, and characteristic reactions will be consid- 
ered. Illustration of the familiarity of organic substances in everyday life will be included. In 
the laboratory, preparation and characterization reactions will be performed. 

CHEM-722. Advanced Organic Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

Recent developments in the areas of structural theory, stereochemistry, molecular rearrange- 
ment and mechanism of reactions of selected classes of organic compounds. Prerequisite: One 
year of Organic Chemistry or Chemistry 721. 

CHEM-723. Organic Chemistry Credit 2 (2-0) 

An advanced treatment of organic reactions designed to give the students a working knowl- 
edge of the scope and limitations of the important synthetic methods of Organic Chemistry. 
Prerequisite: Chemistry 722. 

CHEM-726. Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics in Organic Chemistry. 

CHEM-727. Organic Preparations Credit 1-2 (0-2 to 4) 

An advanced laboratory course. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and purification of 
more complex organic compounds. Prerequisite: One year of Organic Chemistry. 

BIOCHEMISTRY 
Graduate 

CHEM-756. Selected Topics in Biochemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics in Biochemistry. 

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 
Graduate 

CHEM-731. Modern Analytical Chemistry Credit 3 (2-3) 

The theoretical bases of Analytical Chemistry are presented in detail. In the laboratory, these 
principles, together with a knowledge of chemical properties, are used to identify substances 
and estimate quantities in unknown samples. 



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CHEM-732. Advanced Analytical Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A lecture course in which the theoretical bases of Analytical Chemistry and their application 
in analysis will be reviewed with greater depth than is possible in the customary undergradu- 
ate courses. Equilibrium processes, including proton and electron transfer reactions and mat- 
ter-energy interactions, will be considered. Prerequisite: One year of Analytical Chemistry or 
Chemistry 731. 

CHEM-736. Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics in Analytical Chemistry. 

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 
Graduate 

CHEM-741. Principles of Physical Chemistry I Credit 3 (3-0) 

A review of the fundamental principles of Physical Chemistry, including the derivation of the 
more important equations and their application to the solution of problems. Prerequisite: Math- 
ematics 606 or 622. 

CHEM-742. Principles of Physical Chemistry II Credit 3 (3-0) 

A continuation of Chemistry 741. May be taken concurrently with Chemistry 741. 

CHEM-743. Chemical Thermodynamics Credit 3 (3-0) 

An advanced course in which the laws of thermodynamics will be considered in their applica- 
tion to chemical processes. Prerequisite: Chemistry 442 or 742. 

CHEM-744. Chemical Spectroscopy Credit 3 (2-3) 

An advanced course in which the principles and applications of spectroscopy will be consid- 
ered. Prerequisite: Chemistry 442 or 742. 

CHEM-746. Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A lecture course on advanced topics in Physical Chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 442 or 

742. 

CHEM-748. Colloid Chemistry Credit 2 (2-0) 

A study of the types of colloidal systems and the fundamental principles governing their prepa- 
ration and behavior. Prerequisite: Chemistry 442 or 742. 

CHEM-749. Chemical Kinetics Credit 4 (4-0) 

A study of the theory of rate processes; application to the study of reaction mechanisms. Pre- 
requisites: Mathematics 222 and Chemistry 442 or 742. 

RESEARCH AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS 
Graduate 

CHEM-701. Seminar Credit 1 (1-0) 

Presentation and discussion of library or laboratory research problems. 

CHEM-702. Chemical Research Credit 2-5 (0.6 to 15) 

A course designed to permit qualified students to do original research in chemistry under the 
supervision of a senior staff member. May be taken for credit more than once. 

CHEM-715. Special Problems in Inorganic Chemistry Credit 1 (0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical research 
by solving minor problems in Inorganic Chemistry. May be taken for credit more than once. 



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CHEM-725. Special Problems in Organic Chemistry Credit 1 (0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical research 
by solving minor problems in Organic Chemistry. May be taken for credit more than once. 

CHEM-735. Special Problems in Analytical Chemistry Credit 1 (0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical research 
by solving minor problems in Analytical Chemistry. May be taken for credit more than once. 

CHEM-745. Special Problems in Physical Chemistry Credit 1 (0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical research 
by solving minor problems in Physical Chemistry. May be taken for credit more than once. 

CHEM-755. Special Problems in Biochemistry Credit 1 (0-2) 

A laboratory course designed to introduce the student to the techniques of chemical research 
by solving minor problems in Biochemistry. May be taken for credit more than once. 

CHEM-663. Selected Topics in Chemistry Instruction I Credit 1 (1-0) 

A study of the curriculum and educational materials developed for use in the Thirteen College 
Curriculum Program in Physical Science. 

CHEM-664. Selected Topics in Chemistry Instruction II Credit 1 (1-0) 

A continuation of Chemistry 763. 

CHEM-765. Special Problems in Chemistry Instruction I Credit 3 (3-0) 

A course designed to introduce students to techniques of Chemistry instruction at the college 
level. 

CHEM-766. Special Problems in Chemistry Instruction II Credit 3 (3-0) 

A continuation of Chemistry 765. 

CHEM-767. Special Problems in Chemistry Instruction III Credit 3 (3-0) 

A continuation of Chemistry 766. 

CHEM-799. Masters Level Research in Chemistry Credit 3 (3-0) 



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Civil and Environmental Engineering 



Emmanuel Nzewi, Director 

526 McNair Hall 

(336) 334-7737 

nzewi@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVE 

The objective of the Civil Engineering graduate program is to provide educational oppor- 
tunities to professionals in the Piedmont Triad area for advanced study and research in two 
concentration areas: Environmental/Water Resources Engineering and Civil Infrastructure 
Systems Engineering. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Master of Science in Civil Engineering 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

All applicants for graduate study must have earned a bachelor's degree from a four-year 
accredited college. Prospective students must follow all current procedures of the School of 
Graduate Studies. 

The minimum requirement for unconditional admission to the Master of Science in Civil 
Engineering Program will be an undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited Civil Engi- 
neering program with a minimum of 3.0 (out of 4.0) Grade Point Average on the overall un- 
dergraduate program of study. The other two categories of admission, provisional and special 
student, may also be used on a case-by-case basis as described below. 

Persons may be admitted provisionally to the MSCE program if any of the following con- 
ditions apply: 

1 . The undergraduate degree is not from an ABET accredited program in civil engi- 
neering. 

2. The undergraduate degree is not engineering but in a closely related curriculum 
with a substantial engineering science content. 

3. Deficiencies revealed in the analysis of the undergraduate transcript may be re- 
moved by the inclusion of no more than 12 semester credit hours. 

A student admitted provisionally would be required to meet with the Coordinator of Grad- 
uate Programs to develop a list of undergraduate courses that must be taken to eliminate defi- 
ciencies in the undergraduate preparation for graduate study. All provisionally admitted 
students must earn a 3.0 grade point average on the first nine graduate course credits com- 
pleted. In addition, a 3.0 grade point average must be earned on all undergraduate courses if 
any were required as a condition of admission. 

Students who do not hold an engineering undergraduate degree may have course deficien- 
cies exceeding 12 semester credits. These students can be considered for special student sta- 
tus until such time that their deficiencies are reduced so that they can qualify for provisional 
admission. Persons with massive undergraduate deficiencies, even though they might hold an 
undergraduate degree, are asked to apply as transfer students to the undergraduate Civil Engi- 
neering program. Make-up courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis dependent on the 
student's area of interest. 

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Students who are not seeking a graduate degree at NORTH CAROLINA A&T are also 
classified as special students. They are admitted to take courses for self-improvement. If a stu- 
dent subsequently wishes to pursue a degree program, he/she must request an evaluation of 
his/her record. The School of Graduate Studies reserves the right to refuse to accept credits 
earned while being enrolled as a special student towards a degree program; under no circum- 
stances may the student apply towards a degree program more than twelve semester hours of 
graduate credits earned as a special student. 

In addition to the above application material, foreign nationals or people whose mother 
tongue is not English are required to provide special information concerning English profi- 
ciency and finances. Specifically, these applicants are required to take the standardized "Test 
of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 550. 

The School of Graduate Studies accepts application from students who already hold a 
Master's degree in other fields or disciplines, but wish to earn a MSCE degree. 

Consistent with NORTH CAROLINA A&Ts School of Graduate Studies Policy, appli- 
cants holding a Master's degree in another engineering discipline from NORTH CAROLINA 
A&T need only complete 1 8 credit hours to earn a MSCE degree. If the applicant holds an en- 
gineering Master's degree from outside NORTH CAROLINA A&T, a maximum of 6 credit 
hours of course work may be transferred. 

GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

A student pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering has the following three options: 

1) All course work option 

2) Project option, and 

3) Thesis option 

All students pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering must complete at least one 
(1) course of the group of Core Courses, six credit hours of advanced math courses (or equiv- 
alent math courses), and must enroll in the Masters Seminar (CIEN 792) every semester in res- 
idence. 

Civil Engineering Core Courses 

CIEN 644 Finite Element Analysis 

CIEN 700 Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering 

CIEN 702 Civil Engineering System Analysis 

CIEN 721 Advanced Soil Testing for Engineering Purposes 

Requirements of the Different Options 

All options require a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours and the formation of a formal grad- 
uate committee. The graduate committee will consist of the advisor and two additional faculty 
members selected in agreement between the advisor and the student. The plan of study should 
be prepared by the student and must be approved by the graduate committee. Specifically, only 
the courses approved by the graduate committee can be used to satisfy the minimum require- 
ments set forth as "approved course work." At least half of the credit hours counted in the "ap- 
proved course work" to satisfy the requirements for a master's degree must be 700 level 
courses; that is, courses open only to graduate students. Furthermore, the courses numbers 790 
and above cannot be used to satisfy the "approved course work" requirements, with the only 
exceptions as listed below: 



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All Course Work Option: This option requires thirty (30) credit hours of "approved 
course work" plus a comprehensive examination that would be administered by the student's 
graduate committee during the last semester in residence. 

Project Option: The project option requires twenty-seven (27) credit hours of "approved 
course work" and three credit hours of the Masters Project (CIEN 796). This option is intended 
for students wishing to investigate a design problem of current interest to industry or to pur- 
sue a practical application. These students will have to demonstrate to the committee their ca- 
pacity to perform and report work adequately. 

Thesis Option: This option requires twenty-four (24) credit hours of "approved course 
work" and six (6) credit hours of Masters Thesis (CIEN 797). The student's graduate commit- 
tee must formally examine the thesis content and quality, and judge the thesis defense. Fur- 
thermore, the thesis should follow the format required by the School of Graduate Studies. 

Grades Required 

Grades for graduate students are recorded as follows: A, excellent; B, average; C, below av- 
erage, but permissible; D, clearly below average and not acceptable; F, failure; S, satisfactory; 
U, unsatisfactory (all courses CIEN 792 through CIEN 797 will be assigned S or U and will 
not be counted in the student's GPA); I, incomplete; W, withdrawal. The following academic 
requirements are proposed: 

1 . To earn a degree, a student must have a cumulative average of "B" (3.0 on the 4.0 system). 

2. A graduate student is automatically placed on "warning" when his/her cumulative average 
falls below "B". The student has one semester to raise his/her average to "B" or above or 
be placed on Probation. Probationary status will remove a student's eligibility for a teach- 
ing assistantship. 

3. A student may be dropped from the degree program if he/she has not achieved a cumula- 
tive GPA of 3.0 at the end of the probationary semester. 

4. A student may not repeat a required course in which "C" or above was earned. 

5. A student may repeat a required course in which "F" was earned. A student may not repeat 
the course more than once. If a student achieves less than "C" the second time, he/she is 
dismissed from the degree program. 

6. All hours attempted in graduate courses and all grade points earned are included in the 
computation of the cumulative average of a graduate student. 

7. A student who stops attending a course but fails to withdraw officially will be assigned a 
grade of "F" 

8. All grades of "I" must be removed during the next semester within the prescribed time 
period. 

9. Changing the selected option, for example from thesis to project, requires approval of the 
Graduate advisor and the Coordinator of Graduate Programs and may lead to loss of credit 
for thesis or project credits. 

The graduate program must be completed within six (6) consecutive calendar years. Pro- 
grams remaining incomplete after this time interval are subject to cancellation, revision, or 
special examination for outdated work. In the event that studies are interrupted for duty in the 
armed services, the time limit shall be extended for the length of time the student shall have 
been on active duty providing the candidates resumes graduate work no later than one year fol- 
lowing release from military services. 



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Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 

Course Title Credit 

CIEN 600 Expert Systems Applications in Civil Engineering 3 

CIEN 610 Water and Wastewater Analysis 3 

CIEN 614 Stream Water Quality Modeling 3 

CIEN 616 Solid Waste Management 3 

CIEN 618 Air Pollution Control 3 

CIEN 620 Foundation Design I 3 

CIEN 622 Soil Behavior 3 

CIEN 624 Seepage and Earth Structures 3 

CIEN 626 Soil and Site Improvement 3 

CIEN 628 Applied Geotechnical Engineering Analysis and Design 3 

CIEN 630 Advanced Construction Materials 3 

CIEN 640 Advanced Structural Analysis 3 

CIEN 641 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3 

CIEN 642 Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures 3 

CIEN 644 Finite Element Analysis I 3 

CIEN 646 Structural Design in Steel 3 

CIEN 648 Structural Design in Wood 3 

CIEN 650 Geometric Design in Highways 3 

CIEN 652 Urban Transportation Planning 3 

CIEN 656 Traffic Engineering 3 

CIEN 658 Pavement Design 3 

CIEN 660 Water Resources System Analysis 3 

CIEN 662 Water Resources Engineering 3 

CIEN 664 Open Channel Flow 3 

CIEN 668 Subsurface Hydrology 3 

CIEN 670 Construction Engineering and Management 3 

CIEN 699 Special Projects 3 

CIEN 700 Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering 3 

CIEN 702 Civil Engineering Systems Analysis 3 

CIEN 710 Hazardous Waste Management 3 

CIEN 712 Systems Approach in Waste Management 3 

CIEN 720 Theoretical Soil Mechanics 3 

CIEN 721 Advanced Soil Testing for Engineering Purposes 3 

CIEN 722 Design of Reinforced Earth Structures 3 

CIEN 724 Constitutive Modeling for Geological Media 3 

CIEN 726 Foundation Design II 3 

CIEN 729 Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering 3 

CIEN 752 Public Transportation Systems 3 

CIEN 754 Modeling of Transportation Systems 3 

CIEN 756 Highway Operations and Safety 3 

CIEN 766 Design of Hydraulic Structures and Machinery 3 

CIEN 785 Selected Topics 1 (1-0), 2 (2-0), 3 

CIEN 786 Special Projects 1 (1-0), 2 (2-0), 3 

CIEN 792 Civil Engineering Masters Seminar 1 

CIEN 793 Masters Supervised Teaching 3 

CIEN 794 Masters Supervised Research 3 



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CIEN 796 Masters Project 3 (3-0) 

CIEN 797 Masters Thesis 3 (3-0) 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN 
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

CIEN-600. Expert Systems Applications in Civil Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introductory overview of artificial intelligence with an emphasis on Civil Engineering appli- 
cations: What they are, how they are applied today, a discussion of when they should and 
should not be used and what goes into building them. Emphasis is on: task selection criteria, 
knowledge acquisition and modeling, expert system architectures (control and representation 
issues), and testing and validation. Course requirements will include the design and develop- 
ment of a working system in a chosen application area. 

CIEN-610. Water and Wastewater Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Laboratory and field methods for the measurements and analysis of water. 

CIEN-614. Stream Water Quality Modeling Credit 3 (3-0) 

Mathematical modeling of water quality in receiving streams. Topics include: The generation 
of point and nonpoint sources of pollutants; the modeling and prediction of the reaction, trans- 
port and fate of pollutants in the stream; and the formulation and solution of simulation mod- 
els. (Spring) 

CIEN-616. Solid Waste Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is the study of collection, storage, transport and disposal of solid wastes. Exami- 
nation of various engineering alternatives with appropriate consideration for air and water pol- 
lution control and land reclamation are emphasized. (Fall) 

CIEN-618. Air Pollution Control Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introduction to air pollution and its control. Topics include: sources, types, and characteristics 
of air pollutants; air quality standards; and engineering alternatives for achieving various de- 
grees of air pollution control. 

CIEN-620. Foundation Design I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce the following topics: behavior and design of retaining walls and 
shallow foundations; earth pressure; bearing capacity and settlement; stress distribution and 
consolidation theories; settlement of shallow foundations. 

CIEN-622. Soil Behavior Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce the following topics: behavior of soil examined from a fundamen- 
tal perspective; review of methods of testing to define response, rationale for choosing shear 
strength and deformation parameters for soils for design applications. 

CIEN-624. Seepage and Earth Structures Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce the following topics: seepage through soils; permeability of soils; em- 
bankment design; compaction; earth pressures and pressures in embankments; slope stability 
analysis; settlements and horizontal movements in embankments; and landslide stabilization. 

CIEN-626. Soil and Site Improvement Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce the following topics: methods of soil and site improvement; design 
techniques for dewatering systems; grouting; reinforced earth; in-situ densification; stone 
columns; slurry trenches; and the use of geotextiles. Construction techniques for each system 
are described. 

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CIEN-628. Applied Geotechnical Engineering Analysis and 

Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introductory course in subsurface hydrology including: Principles of fluid (water) in saturated 
and unsaturated materials, well hydraulics, various methods of subsurface water flow systems, 
infiltration theory, and schemes for ground water basin management. 

CIEN-630. Advanced Construction Materials Credit 3 (1-6) 

This course covers Construction Materials advanced topics. It includes the chemistry, biology, 
physics, microstructure and macrostructure of many materials used in construction. Plastics, 
Portland cement concrete, asphalt cement and asphalt cement concrete, rubber, glazing, ma- 
sonry, insulation materials, and wood are all covered in some detail. The relationship between 
materials and their appropriate use in service is stressed. There is substantial hands-on labora- 
tory work involved, including mixing and testing. 

CIEN-640. Advanced Structural Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of CIEN-340 emphasizing the more complex concepts of struc- 
tural analysis for determinate and indeterminate structural systems using both hand calcula- 
tions and computer applications. 

CIEN-641. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of CIEN-540 emphasizing the more complex concepts of rein- 
forced concrete design. The design of continuous beams, two slabs and beams columns are ad- 
dressed. 

CIEN-642. Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course uses the ACI and AASHTO codes to analyze and design prestressed concrete 
structures. 

CIEN-644. Finite Element Analysis I Credit 3 (3-0) 

Analysis of continuous structural systems as assemblages of discrete elements. Applications of 
the finite element method is made to the general field of continuum mechanics. Convergence 
properties and numerical techniques are discussed. 

CIEN-646. Structural Design in Steel Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course uses the AISC code to analyze and design steel structures. 

CIEN-648. Structural Design in Wood Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course uses the wood product code to analyze and design wood structures. 

CIEN-650. Geometric Design of Highways Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with the development and application of geometric design concepts for rural 
systems. Topics include: functional classifications, design controls and criteria, elements of 
design, cross section elements, and intersection design. 

CIEN-652. Urban Transportation Planning Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces urban transport planning using a decision oriented approach. Discus- 
sions focus on the decision making process, data requirements, evaluation processes, systems 
performance analysis and program implementation. 

CIEN-656. Traffic Engineering Credit 3 (2-2) 

Theory and practice of the operation aspects of Transportation Engineering. Specific applica- 
tions will deal with the operation, design, and control of highways and their networks. Topics 
include: data collection techniques, traffic flow theory, and various highway capacity methods 
and their theoretical basis and the various application software available for each topic. 



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CIEN-658. Pavement Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

Application of multilayer theories for design of highways and airport pavement structures. 
Flexible and rigid pavement design methods are covered with discussions focusing on their 
theoretical basis and their major differences. Topics include; cost analysis and pavement se- 
lection, drainage, earthwork, pavement evaluation, and maintenance. 

CIEN-660. Water Resources System Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Mathematical modeling techniques. Formulation of mathematical representations of complex 
water resources systems and their evaluation via linear programming, dynamic programming, 
non-linear programming, and by the use of formal heuristics. Models for optimal sewer design, 
optimal sequencing (or capacity expansion) of projects, reservoir systems planning and man- 
agement are presented. 

CIEN-622. Water Resource Engineering Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course involves the application of hydrologic and hydraulic principles in the analysis and 
design of water resources systems. The measurement of ground water parameters and general 
water quality parameters is covered. Topics covered include; water supply and distribution, 
reservoirs, water resources system economics, water law, hydroelectric power, flood control, 
water resources planning and development and drainage. 

CIEN-664. Open Channel Flow Credit 3 (3-0) 

Advanced topics in open channel flow, design of open channels for uniform and nonuniform 
flow, wave interference, roughness effects, flow over spillways, water surface profiles, and en- 
ergy dissipation methods. Some computational methods in open channel flow are presented. 

CIEN-668. Subsurface Hydrology Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introductory course in subsurface hydrology including; principles of fluid (water) in saturated 
and unsaturated materials, well hydraulics, various methods of subsurface water flow systems, 
infiltration theory, and schemes for ground-water basin management. 

CIEN-670. Construction Engineering and Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course concentrates on the solution to problems in Construction Engineering and Man- 
agement. A variety of problems from the construction industry are presented to the students. 
The students form teams to develop solutions to these problems. Topics vary with available 
projects and student interest. Graduate students select a project in their area of interest for in- 
tensive study and a report. 

CIEN-699. Special Projects Credit 3 (3-0) 

Study arranged on a special civil engineering topic of interest to the student and faculty. Top- 
ics may be analytical and/or experimental with independent study encouraged. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

CIEN-700. Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

Provides an overview of the applications of emerging technologies (such as decision support 
systems and Geographic Information Systems) in civil engineering. The students are required 
to complete a project which includes the design and implementation of one of the types of sys- 
tems covered in the course. 

CIEN-702. Civil Engineering Systems Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introduces mathematical modeling techniques for the solution of civil engineering problems. 
These include the formulation of mathematical representation of complete civil engineering 
systems and their evaluation via linear programming, dynamic programming, non-linear pro- 



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gramming and the use of formal heuristics. Multiobjective analysis, project management and 
civil engineering planning and design are also presented. 

CIEN-710. Hazardous Waste Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

Presents a study of the characteristics, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes. The top- 
ics include the: the generation and characteristics of hazardous waste, hazardous waste regu- 
lations, transport and fate of hazardous waste in the environment and treatment and disposal 
methods. (Fall) 

CIEN-712. Systems Approach in Waste Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introduces the application of systems analysis methods to the design, analysis and manage- 
ment of environmental systems. The topics include: Characteristics of a system, problems 
amenable to systems analysis, optimization models, solution techniques, and case studies in 
solid waste management, hazardous waste management, and water quality management. 
(Spring) 

CIEN-720. Theoretical Soil Mechanics Credit 3 (3-0) 

Presents the different theories of consolidation, such as Terzaghi's Theory, layered systems, 
sand drains, approximate three-dimensional theories, and Biot's poroelestic formulation. The 
course will also present theories of elastic and plastic equilibrium in soils including applica- 
tions to earth pressure, bearing, bearing capacity, and slope stability problems. 

CIEN-721. Advanced Soil Testing for Engineering Purposes Credit 3 (1-6) 

This course allows students to gain laboratory experience with the methods of testing soils for 
engineering properties such as compressibility, strength (in triaxial, simple shear, and direct 
shear), permeability, and stability. 

CIEN-722. Design of Reinforced Earth Structures Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introduces the student to the interaction mechanisms of soil with reinforcement elements. The 
applications covered will include the following: reinforced earth, soil nailing, and geotex- 
tile/geofabric strengthening of pavement structures. 

CIEN-724. Constitutive Modeling for Geological Media Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introduces the following topics: constitutive models for geological media including piecewise 
linear; Mohr-Coulomb: Hvorslev's and Roscoe's concepts; role in modeling of in-situ stress; 
sequential construction and stress paths; lateral pressure coefficients; dilatation and softening; 
arching; pore water pressure; joints and interfaces; and Darcy and non Darcy Laws. 

CIEN-726. Foundation Design II Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introduce the analysis and design of foundations and other substructures including the follow- 
ing: concrete footings with reinforcement; pile foundations; retaining walls; pavements, load 
transfer in rail track beds; cofferdams; caissons and underground structures and openings. 

CIEN-729. Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

Introduces the student to the following earthquake related topics: response of soils to seismic 
loading; liquefaction phenomena and analysis of pore pressure development; laboratory test- 
ing for seismic, including direct laboratory experience. The course will also provide instruc- 
tion on the analysis and design of slopes, embankments, foundations, and earth retaining 
structures for seismic loading conditions. 

CIEN-752. Public Transportation Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

Exposes the student to the technologies, design, operation, planning, evaluation, management 
and implementation of public transportation systems. The following systems are considered: 
rail, fixed-route, fixed-schedule bus, and demand responsive services. The topics include the 



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following: financing and regulation, supply and demand relationships, performance evalua- 
tion, routing and scheduling, and microcomputer applications. 

CIEN-754. Modeling of Transportation Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is concerned with the development and use of system models associated with 
transportation decision making. The modeling techniques that will be used are the following: 
multiple linear regressions, choice theory and network simulation. The application areas con- 
sidered are the following: traffic flow theory, planning models, urban transit planning and op- 
erations, and the evaluation alternatives. 

CIEN -756. Highway Operations and Safety Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will present a discussion of the policies, laws and programs relating to highway 
safety in the United States. The topics of discussion presented include a historical overview of 
highway safety, the government's role (at all levels), a description and status of current safety 
programs, the analytical techniques used by the traffic safety engineer (practical problems, 
data requirements, limitations), and some of the moral/ethical issues of concern to the Safety 
Engineer. 

CIEN-766. Design of Hydraulic Structures and Machinery Credit 3 (3-0) 

Presents the analysis and design of water regulating structures including dams, spillways, out- 
let works, transition structures, conduit systems and gates. Will also present the applications 
of basic principles of fluid mechanics and hydraulics to the design and selection of pumps, tur- 
bine, and other hydraulic machinery. 

CIEN-785. Selected Topics Credit 1 (1-0), 2 (2-0), 3 (3-0) 

Allows a student to select a civil engineering topic of interest to the student to investigate in 
depth. The topic will beselected by the student and a faculty advisor before the beginning of 
the semester. The topic must be pertinent to the study program of the student and must be ap- 
proved by the faculty advisor. 

CIEN-786. Special Projects Credit 1 (1-0), 2 (2-0), 3 (3-0) 

Student must select a project on a special civil engineering topic of interest to the student and 
a faculty member, who will act as an advisor. The student and faculty advisor must agree upon 
the project and scope of work before the beginning of the semester. The project may be ana- 
lytical and/or experimental and encourage independent work. The topic must be pertinent to 
the program in which the student is enrolled and approved by the faculty advisor. (Fall, Spring) 

CIEN-792. Civil Engineering Masters Seminar Credit 1 (1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in Civil Engineering and allied fields will be presented. 

CIEN-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credit 3 (3-0) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student 
in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during 
the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment. 

CIEN-794. Masters Supervised Research Credit 3 (3-0) 

Students will receive instruction in how to plan, organize and perform research. Research will 
be performed under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. 

CIEN-796. Masters Project Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A writ- 
ten proposal, which outlines the nature of the project, must be submitted for approval. This 
course is only available to project option students. 



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CIEN-797. Masters Thesis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis com- 
mittee chairperson leading to the completion of the Master's Thesis. This course is only avail- 
able to thesis option students. 



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Computer Science Department 



Kenneth A. Williams, Chairperson 

Anna Yu, Graduate Coordinator 

208 Graham Building 

(336) 334-7245 
CompSci@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 

The Master of Science Program in Computer Science is designed to meet the need for 
technical and managerial specialist in research, academia and industry. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Computer Science - Master of Science 

The MSCS program provides three methods for earning the degree; Thesis (30 credits), 
Project (33 credits) or course only (33 credits). Unconditional admission to the program is 
granted to students with a BS in computer science from an accredited program with a mini- 
mum GPA of 3.0. Admission may be awarded to promising students from other majors after 
completing specified undergraduate prerequisites. Specific degree and admissions require- 
ments are detailed in the Computer Science Department Graduate Student Handbook. 

It is assumed that all entering students have completed undergraduate courses in program- 
ming in an object-oriented language (such as C++, Java or Smalltalk), in data structures, al- 
gorithm analysis, operating systems and computer architecture, as well as mathematical 
maturity (for example, calculus, discrete math or switching theory). Students who have not had 
such courses or their equivalent may be required to take undergraduate courses to remedy de- 
ficiencies, with no credit towards the degree. 

Master's Program General Description 

The research interests of the faculty cover many areas of Computer Science including soft- 
ware engineering, artificial intelligence, distributed systems, multiagent systems, multimedia 
input and high performance computing. 

Software Engineering: 

"The systematic approach to the development, operation, maintenance, and retirement of 
software" is the definition of software engineering. Software is not only the program code, but 
includes the various documents needed for the development, installation, utilization, and main- 
tenance of a system. Engineering refers to the application of a systems approach to the pro- 
duction of large software systems. Methodologies for analysis and design are evolving, 
competing, and themselves being automated through the use of CASE (computer aided soft- 
ware engineering) tools. The methods of software engineering seek to produce systems of high 
quality, on time, at the lowest costs possible. Research projects include object oriented 
methodologies, software production cost modeling, software reliability engineering, and the 
social implications of computer technology. 



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Artificial Intelligence: 

Artificial intelligence uses symbolic computation and complex interrelations of variables 
to produce "intelligent" responses to problem situations. The responses are intelligent in the 
sense that unforeseen situations are accommodated and decisions are not hard-coded into pro- 
grams. Problems are frequently "ill-structured", that is, they cannot be stated in the forms re- 
quired by commonly used deterministic and sequential algorithms. Artificial intelligence often 
involves search and inference and frequently supports human decision making. It is thus nat- 
ural to view artificial intelligence software as tackling problems as humans would tackle them. 
Research topics include mobile robots, computer vision, automated reasoning, the acquisition 
and representation of knowledge, and the analysis of decision making in realistic business set- 
tings. Artificial intelligence uses a multitude of paradigms, willingly collaborates with other 
areas of computer science, and pursues real-world applications. 

The Computer Science Department operates the Software Engineering Laboratory, the 
Generic Object Oriented Software Engineering Laboratory (IBM Software Solutions), the 
NASA Intelligent Agents study group, and other research funded by agencies including the Air 
Force, the Naval Oceanographic Office, and the National Security Agency. 

LIST OF GRADUATE COURSES 

COMP 645 Artificial Intelligence 

COMP 650 Advanced Operating Systems * 

COMP 653 Computer Graphics 

COMP 662 Computer Aided Instruction # 

COMP 663 Compiler Construction f 

COMP 670 Advanced Computer Architecture 

COMP 68 1 Formal Methods 

COMP 685 Advanced Design and Analysis of Algorithms * 

COMP 691 Independent Study 

COMP 696 Information, Privacy, and Security # 

COMP 710 Software Specification, Analysis and Design *** 

COMP 711 Software System Design, Implementation, Verification & Validation *** 

COMP 712 Software Project Management *** 

COMP 713 Social Impacts of Software Systems t# 

COMP 714 Case, Automated Development, & Information Engineering # 

COMP 715 Decision Support Systems f# 

COMP 7 1 7 Software Fault Tolerance # 

COMP 718 Object Oriented Software Engineering # 

COMP 7 1 9 Software Reuse Techniques # 

COMP 740 Advanced Artificial Intelligence ** 

COMP 741 Knowledge Representation and Acquisition ** 

COMP 742 Automated Reasoning f 

COMP 745 Computational Linguistics t 

COMP 747 Computer Vision Methodologies t 

COMP 749 Intelligent Robots t 

COMP 750 Distributed Systems t# 

COMP 753 Performance Modeling and Evaluation f# 

COMP 767 Computer Network Architecture # 

COMP 780 Semantics of Programming Languages 

COMP 790 Special Topics in Computer Science 



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COMP 792 Computer Science Masters Seminar t 

COMP 793 Masters Supervised Teaching 

COMP 796 Masters Project 

COMP 797 Masters Thesis 

* = Core course, required of all students 

** = Required for Artificial Intelligence specialization 
*** = Required for Software Engineering specialization 
t = Approved AI specialization elective 

# = Approved SE specialization elective 

+ = Required every semester for full time students 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

COMP-600. Special Topics in Computer Science Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a seminar surveying fundamental concepts and current ideas in computer science. Stu- 
dents shall select, research, and present topics of their interest. 

COMP-645. Artificial Intelligence Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents the theory of artificial intelligence, and application of the principles of ar- 
tificial intelligence to problems that cannot be solved, or cannot be solved efficiently, by stan- 
dard algorithmic techniques. Knowledge representation, and Knowledge-based systems. 
Topics include search strategies, production systems, heuristic search, expert systems, infer- 
ence rules, computational logic, natural language processing. Predicate calculus is discussed. 
An artificial intelligence language is presented as a vehicle for implementing concepts of arti- 
ficial intelligence. 

COMP-650. Advanced Operating Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course centers on operating systems for multi-processing environments: concurrent pro- 
cesses, mutual exclusion, job scheduling, memory, storage hierarchy, file systems, security, 
and distributed processing. Also discussed are virtual resource management strategies. A de- 
sign project involving the construction of operating facilities is produced. 

COMP-653. Computer Graphics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a course in fundamental principles and methods in the design, use, and understanding 
of computer graphic systems. Topics include coordinate representations, graphics functions, 
and software standards. Hardware and software components of computer graphics are dis- 
cussed. The course presents graphics algorithms. It also introduces basic two-dimensional 
transformations, reflection, shear; windowing concepts, clipping algorithms, window-to- view- 
port transformations, segment concept, files, attributes and multiple workstation, and interac- 
tive picture-construction techniques. 

COMP-663. Principles of Compiler Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course emphasizes the theoretical and practical aspect of constructing compilers for com- 
puter programming languages. The course covers principles, models, and techniques used in 
the design and implementation of compilers, interpreters, and assemblers. Topics include lex- 
ical analysis, parsing arithmetic expressions and simple statements, syntax specification, al- 
gorithms for syntax analysis, object code generation, and code optimization. Each student will 
develop and implement a compiler. 



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COMP-670. Advanced Computer Architecture Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a course that examines the control and storage structures that facilitate the execution 
and management of logically segmented programs and data. Of special focus are input output 
mechanisms, performance tuning, and microprogramming. 

COMP-681. Formal Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

In this course, formal methods that model the software development process will be studied. 
Fundamental and practical methodologies and theories, including set theory and the founda- 
tions of software engineering will be emphasized. Applications to formal specifications, ob- 
ject-oriented programming and data modeling will be examined. Topics include: set theory, 
relations and functions, induction and recursion, symbolic logic, complex models, and appli- 
cation case studies. 

COMP-685. Advanced Analysis of Algorithms Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course discusses the design and analysis of efficient algorithms and algorithmic 
paradigms. Applications include sorting, searching dynamic structures, graph algorithms, 
computationally hard problems, and NP completeness. 

COMP-696. Information, Privacy and Security Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the security and privacy issues associated with information systems. 
There are cost/risk tradeoffs to be made. Discussed are topics such as technical, physical, and 
administrative methods of providing security, access control, identification, and authentica- 
tion. Encryption is examined, including Data Encryption Standards (DES) and public key 
crypto-systems. Management considerations such as key protection and distribution, orange 
book requirements, and OSI data security standards are covered. Privacy legislation is cov- 
ered, as is current cryptographic research. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

COMP-710. Software Specification, Analysis & Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the formalization of software requirements and the analysis of the flow 
of data through a proposed large software system. Methodologies covered include Structured 
Analysis (data flow diagramming), hierarchy charts, entity-relationship data diagrams, proce- 
dure specifications, and Information Engineering. Additional methodologies addressed include 
Jackson Structured Diagrams, Harlan Black Boxes, and Object-Oriented Analysis techniques. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-711. Software System Design, Implementation, 

Verification Validation Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course proceeds from the evaluation of a completed system design for completeness, cor- 
rectness, information engineering, and functionality. Accepted industry and academic stan- 
dards for such reviews will be used, for example leveling of data flow diagrams, measures of 
module cohesion, control structures, and function point estimation. As part of the implemen- 
tation process, verification and validation methodologies will be studied and practiced. An ac- 
tual system will be implemented by the end of the semester. Prerequisite: COMP-710. 

COMP-712. Software Project Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the nature of data processing projects, definitions of purpose, scope, ob- 
jectives, deliverable dates, and quality standards. Interpersonal interaction and people oriented 
management techniques are studied, along with team member measurement and assessment 
methods. Project management tools such as PERT (Project Evaluation and Review Tech- 
nique), and CPM (Critical Path Method) are covered. Managerial styles in motivating, inno- 

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vating, and organizing will be examined, along with techniques for improving these skills. 
Equipment and software selection and installation guidelines, and the proper use of outside 
consulting services will be examined. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-713. Social Impacts of Software Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the increasing importance of computer technology in the functionality 
of our economy, our government, and our industry. Potential impacts upon personal privacy 
and autonomy are examined in relation to the public policy and social impacts of computer 
technology. The role and opportunity for historically under-represented technical profession- 
als will be explored. Interdisciplinary readings, written and oral presentations, and in class de- 
bates are required. Outside speakers from related disciplines are invited to participate. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-714. CASE, Automated Development and Information 

Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

Beginning with the concepts of automated development, various models are reviewed in de- 
tail, especially Information Engineering, Methodology assessment approaches are covered, es- 
pecially the Software Engineering Institute Process Maturity model, and a variety of 
organizational impacts of technology are examined. Computer Aided Software Engineering 
(CASE) is covered through tutorial laboratory sessions and a problem assignment. Topics in- 
clude fundamentals of data analysis, diagramming tools for data modeling process analysis, 
presentation architecture, communications architecture, data architecture, process architecture, 
and application construction. Techniques and tools for defining menu structures, screens and 
screen dialogues, and user interface management systems are studied, as are the general prin- 
ciples of physical design. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-715. Decision Support System Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines methods of inference under uncertainty and problem solving strategies 
as key components of decision support systems. Knowledge based systems, knowledge acqui- 
sition and representation, and the planning, design and implementation of computer assisted 
decision systems are covered. The interactive use of software for management decision mak- 
ing is examined through examples drawn from decision modeling, simulations, and large-scale 
commercial applications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-717. Software Fault Tolerance Credit 3 (3-0) 

The principles, techniques and current practices in the area of fault tolerant computing with an 
emphasis on system structure and dependability are examined in this course. Major topics in- 
clude system models, software/hardware interaction, failure and reliability, fault tolerance 
principles, redundancy, rollback and recovery strategies, and N-version programming. Redun- 
dancy in data structures and the validation of fault tolerant software are studied. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

COMP-718. Object Oriented Software Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the concept of the "object-oriented life cycle", demonstrating a practical 
methodology for the application of object oriented methods to large projects. The specific 
problems and solutions for large software systems are discussed. Object Oriented Require- 
ments Analysis (OORA), Object-Oriented Requirements Specification (OORS), Object Ori- 
ented Analysis (OO A), Object Oriented Design (OOD), and Object Oriented Domain Analysis 
(OODA) are covered. Existing and upcoming object oriented Computer Aided Software En- 
gineering (CASE) tools are examined and object oriented database design issues are discussed 
with analysis of specific systems currently in practice or under development. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing. 

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COMP-719. Software Reuse Techniques Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the state-of-the-art in software reuse techniques and systems, along with 
fundamental principles and models, and directions and problems for further research. The 
technological framework of software reuse is discussed along with reusability frameworks, as- 
sessment, and the operational problems of reusability. Major topics include a study of compo- 
sition-based systems, classifications of reusable models, interface issues, information hiding 
for reuse, and the principles of parameterized programming. An approach using structured al- 
gebraic specification, partially interpreted schemes, and the templates approach to software 
reuse is presented, along with generation based systems, language based systems, application 
generators, and transformation-based systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-740. Advanced Artificial Intelligence Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a further study of artificial intelligence principles, with a focus on knowledge- 
based systems. The course examines planning, belief revision, control, and system evaluation 
and implementation. Advanced topics include automated theorem proving, learning and 
robotics, neural nets, and the adequacy of existing theoretical treatments. Prerequisite: COMP- 
645. 

COMP-741. Knowledge Representation and Acquisition Credit 3 (3-0) 

The representation formalisms used in artificial intelligence are explained, along with repre- 
sentation selection and implementation in common Artificial Intelligence languages and shells. 
Formalisms include first order logic and its extensions, semantic nets, frames and scripts, and 
KL-ONE-like languages. Knowledge acquisition is introduced as eliciting knowledge, inter- 
preting elicited data within a conceptual framework, and the formalizing of conceptualizations 
prior to software implementation. Knowledge acquisition techniques such as protocol analysis, 
repertory grids, and laddering are examined. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-742. Automated Reasoning Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course studies the computational aspects of logic via propositional and predicate calculi, 
as well as the theory underlying their automation through logic programming languages. Var- 
ious forms of resolution and their soundness and completeness are examined along with uni- 
fication and its properties. Proof procedures and their search characteristics, term rewriting, 
and techniques such as narrowing are researched as a means of theory resolution. The rela- 
tionship of formal specification techniques such as cut elimination, efficiency, and implemen- 
tation issues are addressed. Prerequisite: COMP-645. 

COMP-745. Computational Linguistics Credit 3 (3-0) 

A presentation of computational linguistics theory and practice. Advanced readings that em- 
phasize theories of dialogue and research methodologies are examined. Technical writing for 
journals and conferences is stressed as a goal of research output. Prerequisite: COMP-645. 

COMP-747. Computer Vision Methodologies Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course researches techniques for image understanding, both low-level and high-level 
image processing, mathematical morphology, neighborhood operators, labeling and segmenta- 
tion. Vision methods covered include perspective transformation, motion, the consistent-label- 
ing problem, matching, object models, and knowledge-based vision. Prerequisite: COMP-645. 

COMP-749. Intelligent Robots Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines intelligent robot systems as inclusive of knowledge representations, path 
finders, inference systems of rules and logic, and image understanding and spatial reasoning 
systems. Problems of navigation, algorithm development, robot programming languages and 
multiple robot co-operation are explored. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 



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COMP-750. Distributed Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the operating system concepts necessary for the design and effective use 
of networked computer systems. Such concepts include communication models and standards, 
remote procedure calls, name resolution, distributed file systems, security, mutual exclusion, 
and distributed databases. Students are required to construct an advanced implementation of 
distributed operating system facilities or a simulation of same. Prerequisite: COMP-650. 

COMP-753. Performance Modeling and Evaluation Credit 3 (3-0) 

Common techniques and current results in the performance evaluation of computer systems 
are studied in this course. Background material in probability theory, queuing theory, simula- 
tion, and discrete mathematics is reviewed so that a performance evaluation of resource man- 
agement algorithms for operating systems and database management systems in parallel and 
distributed environments may be developed. Prerequisite: COMP-650. 

COMP-767. Computer Network Architecture Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a course in the architecture of computer communication networks and the hardware and 
software required to implement the protocols that define the architecture. Basic communica- 
tion theory, transmission technology, private and common carrier facilities, international stan- 
dards, satellite communications, and local area networks are examined. Methods of 
performance analysis and communication network modeling are discussed. 

COMP-780. Semantics of Programming Languages Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the formal treatment of the specification, meaning, and correctness of 
programs. Required mathematical results are examined, in areas such as universal algebra and 
category theory. Major course topics include the lambda calculus, type systems for program- 
ming languages, polymorphism, algebraic specification, rewrite systems, and semantic do- 
mains. The denotational semantics of programming languages, program logics, and program 
verification are discussed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-790. Special Topics in Computer Science Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course permits research in advanced topics pertinent to the student's program of study. 
Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. 

COMP-792. Computer Science Masters Seminar Credit 1 (1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in computer science and allied fields will be presented. 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credit 3 (3-0) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student 
in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during 
the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment. Prereq- 
uisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-796. Masters Project Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A written 
proposal, which outlines the nature of the project and the deliverables, must be submitted for ap- 
proval. This course is only available to project option students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

COMP-797. Masters Thesis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Master of science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis com- 
mittee chairperson leading to the completion of the master's thesis. This course is only avail- 
able to thesis option students. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. 



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Curriculum and Instruction 



Dorothy D. Leflore, Interim Chairperson 

201 Hodgin Hall 

(336) 334-7848 

leflored@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction provides the professional studies compo- 
nent for the preparation of effective teachers and school personnel at the bachelor's degree and 
master's degree levels. The department cooperates with the various academic departments of 
the University for teacher education preparation. In addition, the department offers licensure 
and graduate degrees in the areas of elementary education, special education and instructional 
technology. Licensure only is available in special education. 

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES COMPONENT 

The professional studies component of the Teacher Education Program is designed to pro- 
vide for the development of those competencies essential to the professional role of a teacher 
or special service personnel. At the graduate level, approximately 20 to 40 percent of the grad- 
uate program is comprised of professional studies. Candidates for the degree in teacher edu- 
cation must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours in professional studies. 

ACCREDITATION 

All Teacher Education Programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation 
of Teacher Education (NC ATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public In- 
struction. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

In addition to preparing teachers for elementary education (K-6) and special education, a 
degree or licensure in these fields also provides for career opportunities in other areas related 
to the education of children and youth. 

The instructional technology program has four program concentration areas that prepare 
students for different career paths. Students may prepare for a variety of positions in business 
and industry or obtain North Carolina licensure in one of the areas. Individuals who currently 
hold a North Carolina "A" teaching license may pursue coursework that prepares them for li- 
censure as school media coordinators (076 licensure), instructional technologists-computers 
(077 licensure), or instructional technologists-telecommunications (074 licensure). 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Elementary Education - MAEd 
Instructional Technology - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Degree seeking students must follow the general admission requirements for graduate 
studies and meet other requirements as stated in "Admission and Other Information". 



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THE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The Elementary Education Graduate Program provides advanced studies in the field of ele- 
mentary education commensurate with INTASC, NCATE, SDPI, and National Board Certifica- 
tion Standards. The program provides experiences in research, technology, methodology, 
diversity, and learning theory. The program also requires a product of learning which includes a 
final comprehensive examination, a basic portfolio, and either a research project or a compre- 
hensive portfolio that meets the requirements for submission for National Board Certification. 

Licensure Only Students 

Candidates who are admitted to graduate studies as licensure only students can not be ad- 
mitted to the Graduate Program until Class A licensure in elementary education is obtained. After 
a student obtains a Class A Certification, application for admission to the graduate program can 
be pursued. 

Admission Criteria 

Other criteria for admission are GRE or MAT scores, and an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or 
better. It is the responsibility of the candidate to meet these requirements as well as any other 
requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. 

Course Requirements 

The Curriculum Guide outlines the sequence of required courses and the benchmarks. A 
copy of this guide will be kept in the student's folder in the advisor's office to be updated at 
each advising conference. Advising conferences must be arranged by the candidate prior to 
registration for the next semester. Before a candidate can register for classes in Phase 2 of the 
Elementary Education Graduate Program, all requirements of Benchmark I must have been 
met. Before a candidate can register for classes in Phase 3 of the Elementary Education Grad- 
uate Program, all requirements of Benchmark 2 must have been met. 

Products of Learning 

All students will produce products of learning that include a passing grade on a compre- 
hensive examination at Benchmark I upon completion of Phase I of the Elementary Education 
Graduate Program, a basic portfolio that meets the requirements of the North Carolina State 
Department of Public Instruction's performance based licensure, and completion of the Cap- 
stone Experience. The Capstone Experience requires a passing grade on the final comprehen- 
sive examination and either a research project or a comprehensive portfolio that meets the 
requirements for submission for National Board Certification in Elementary Education. 

PHASE I: DEVELOPING PERSPECTIVES. (Complete before beginning Phase 2.) 

Requirements (15 hours) 

CUIN 711: Research and Inquiry 

CUIN 619: Learning Theories 

CUIN 728: Integrating Technology into the K-12 Curriculum 

CUIN 729: Diversity Issues in K-12 Schools 

CUIN 721: Advanced Methods and Internship 

Documentation of Approvals: (1) Planning contract; (2) Initial plan for Master's Research 

Project or Comprehensive Portfolio approved; (3) Core Comprehensive Examination passed. 

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PHASE II: CONTENT AND PEDAGOGY. (Complete before beginning Phase 3.) 

Requirements (24 hours) 

CUIN 768: Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Classroom 
CUIN 75 1 : Advanced Communications 
CUIN 752: Advanced Science 
CUIN 754: Advanced Mathematics 
CUIN 781: Advanced Social Studies 
CUIN 785: Teachers as Educational Leaders 
CUIN 786: Assessment and Evaluation 
CUIN 720: Curriculum Development 

Documentation of Approvals: (1) Master's Research Project Proposal or Four Entries in Com- 
prehensive Portfolio 

PHASE 3: CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE 

Requirements (1 hour) 

CUIN 999: Capstone Experience 

Documentation of Approvals: (1) Comprehensive Examination passed, and (2) Completion of 

Research Project or Completion of Comprehensive Portfolio 

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 

The Master of Science degree program in Instructional Technology at North Carolina A & 
T State University is housed in the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and In- 
struction. This program helps students in both business and education to acquire skills and 
knowledge to work with instructional design and delivery at any level. A variety of coursework 
is offered to address different professional goals and needs within the field of Instructional 
Technology. All instructional technology program concentrations require a minimum of a 3.0 
GPA for graduation. 

Specifically, the coursework includes not only the use of a variety of media but the science 
and art of instructional planning, and the delivery of instruction in a variety of settings. Stu- 
dents will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Instructional Technol- 
ogy. There are four Program Concentrations: business and industry and three add-on licensure 
areas. 

Accreditation: All programs involving licensure are accredited by the National Council for 
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Depart- 
ment of Public Instruction. See student resources. 

On-line Program 

North Carolina A&T State University offers the Business and Industry track of the In- 
structional Technology Master's program via the World Wide Web. Please consult the Center 
for Distance Learning Website ( www.distance.ncat.edu ) for further information. 



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Instructional Technology Specialist-Telecommunications (074) Program 
Concentration 

Core Requirements to be completed before Content and Pedagogy Courses (18 hours) 

CUIN 711: Research and Inquiry 

CUIN 619: Learning Theories 

CUIN 742: Instructional Design 

CUIN 728: Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum 

CUIN 729: Diversity 

CUIN 721: Advanced Methods and Internship 

Benchmark #1 - Core Comprehensive Exam 

Required Content and Pedagogy (21 hours) 

CUIN 743: Foundations of Instructional Technology 

CUIN 616: Visual Media 

CUIN 762: Advanced Internet Uses in Education 

CUIN 709: Administration and Supervision 

CUIN 766: Distance Education 

CUIN 763: Multimedia Development and Evaluation 

CUIN 719: Internship in Instructional Technology 

Elective Courses - None 

Benchmark #2 - Portfolio 

Benchmark #3 - Capstone: Thesis or Special Project 

Media Coordinator Program Concentration (076) 

Core Requirements to be completed before Content and Pedagogy Courses (18 hours) 

CUIN 711: Research and Inquiry 

CUIN 619: Learning Theories 

CUIN 742: Instructional Design 

CUIN 728: Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum 

CUIN 729: Diversity 

CUIN 721: Advanced Methods and Internship 

Benchmark #1 : Core Comprehensive Exam 

Required Content and Pedagogy (18 hours) 

CUIN 750: Cataloging and Media Material 

CUIN 613: Developmental Media for Children OR 

CUIN 614: Book Selection and Related Materials for Young People 

CUIN 616: Visual Media 

CUIN 716: Media Center Management 

CUIN 719: Internship in Instructional Technology 

Elective Courses (9 hours) 

Benchmark #2: Portfolio and Praxis Examination (Library Media Specialist) 

Benchmark #3: Capstone: Thesis or Special Project 



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Instructional Technology Specialist- Computers Program Concentration (077) 

Core Requirements to be completed before Content and Pedagogy Courses (18 hours) 

CUIN 711: Research and Inquiry 

CUIN 619: Learning Theories 

CUIN 742: Instructional Design 

CUIN 728: Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum 

CUTN 729: Diversity 

CUIN 72 1 : Advanced Methods and Internship 

Benchmark #1: Core Comprehensive Exam 

Required Content and Pedagogy (18 hours) 

CUIN 743: Foundations of Instructional Technology 

CUIN 760: Programming in BASIC or 

CUIN 761: Programming in LOGO 

CUIN 762: Advanced Internet Uses in Education 

CUIN 763: Multimedia Development and Evaluation 

CUIN 767: Computer Lab Supervision and Management 

CUIN 719: Internship in Instructional Technology 

Elective Courses (3 hours) 

Benchmark #2: Portfolio 

Benchmark #3: Capstone - Thesis or Special Project 

Business and Industry Program Concentration 

Core Requirements to be completed before Content and Pedagogy Courses (18 hours) 

CUIN 711: Research and Inquiry 

CUIN 619: Learning Theories 

CUIN 742: Instructional Design 

CUIN 743: Foundations of Instructional Technology 

CUIN 741: Instructional Technology Services for Business and Industry 

ADED 708: Methods in Adult Education 

Benchmark #1: Core Comprehensive Exam 

Required Content and Pedagogy (12 hours) 

CUIN 762: Advanced Internet Uses in Education 

CUIN 763: Multimedia Development and Evaluation 

TECH 670: Introduction to Workplace Training and Development 

CUIN 719: Internship in Instructional Technology 

Elective Courses (9 hours) 

(You may take approved courses from ADED, TECH or GCT). 

Benchmark #2: Portfolio 

Benchmark #3: Capstone: Thesis or Special Project 



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CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

Six-hundred (600) level courses are considered upper level undergraduate and lower level 
graduate courses. These courses in the department are designed for post baccalaureate students 
pursuing licensure. 

Students admitted to a graduate program will not be allowed to take more than six hours 
of 600 level courses without the approval of his/her advisor. 

CUIN-600. Cataloging of Media Materials Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course offers a survey of various media classifications, storage and retrieval models as 
applied to information centers and their operation. Students will be taught to catalog media by 
using both traditional and technological methods. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-611. Utilization of Education Media Credit 3 (2-2) 

(Formerly Education Media 602) 

Applies basic concept to problems in teaching and learning with school and adult audiences. 
Relates philosophical and psychological bases of communications to teaching. Discusses the 
role of communications in problem solving, attitude formation, and teaching. Methods of se- 
lecting and using educational media materials effectively in teaching. Experience in operating 
equipment, basic techniques in media preparation. Practice in planning and presenting a ses- 
sion. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-613. Developmental Media for Children Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will entail a study of children's literature with emphasis on aids and criteria for se- 
lection of books and other materials for preschool through late childhood ages, story-telling, 
and an investigation of reading interests. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-614. Book Selection and Related Materials for 

Young People Credit 3 (3-0) 

A consideration of literature, reading interests, and non-book materials for young people. 
(F, S, S) 

CUIN-616. Visual Media Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides students with general visual design criteria and the application of those 
criteria to a variety of visual media forms. Students will create and evaluate a variety of visual 
media, such as non-projected forms, projected forms, video, and computer visuals. New forms 
of visuals may be included as they are developed. Prerequisite: CUIN 611. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-617. Computers in Education Credit 3 (2-2) 

The student will be introduced to the various uses and functions of the computer in educational 
settings. The integration of the computer as a tool for instructor and student use; and as a tutor 
for student use in a variety of formats will be addressed. A basic introduction to the Internet 
and the World Wide Web will also be provided. Students will also explore different hardware 
and software configurations. This is not a course for introducing computer usage. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-619. Learning Theories Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist learning theory families and 
how they impact instructional methods and technology. The course will include writing in- 
structional units based upon a variety of theoretical approaches. (F, S, S) 



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CUIN-620. Foundations in Reading Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 630) 

Basic reading course; consideration of the broad field of reading - its goal and nature; factors 
affecting its growth; sequential development of skills, attitudes and interests, types of reading 
approaches, organization and materials in teaching the fundamentals of reading. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-621. Word Recognition/Identification Skills Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Former Elementary Education and Reading 631) 

This course explores phonic (letter-sound correspondence), syntactic (grammar), semantic 
(meaning), morphemic (structure) and visual word identification techniques for word recogni- 
tion in developmental, corrective and remedial reading programs. Methods of teaching and 
materials for introducing and reinforcing the skills are included. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-622. Teaching Reading Through the Primary Years Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 635) 

Methods, materials, and techniques used in reading instructions of pre-school through grade 
three. An examination of learning, the teaching of reading, and curriculum experiences and 
procedures for developing reading skills. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-623. Methods and Materials in Teaching Reading in the 

Elementary School Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 636) 

The application of principles of learning and child development to the teaching of reading and 
the related language arts. Methods and approaches to the teaching of reading in the elemen- 
tary school, including phonics, developmental measures, informal testing procedures, and the 
construction and utilization of instructional materials. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-624. Teaching Reading in the Secondary School Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 637) 

Nature of a developmental reading program, initiating and organizing a high school reading 
program, the reading curriculum, including reading in the content subjects, critical reading, 
procedures and techniques, and corrective and remedial aspects. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-625. Theory of American Public Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

An examination of the philosophical resources, objectives, historical influences, social organi- 
zation, administration, support, and control of public education in the United States. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-627. The Afro- American Experience in American 

Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

Lectures, discussions, and research in the Afro- American in American education, including the 
struggle for literacy, contributions of Afro-Americans to theory, philosophy, and practice of 
education in the public schools, private and higher education. Traces the development of 
school desegregation, its problems and plans. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-628. Seminar and Practicum in Urban Education Credit 3 (1-4) 

A synthesis of practical experiences, ideas and issues pertinent to more effective teaching in 
urban areas. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-629. Classroom Diagnosis in Reading Instruction Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 638) 

Methods, techniques and materials, used in the diagnosis of reading problems in the kinder- 
garten-primary area through the intermediate level. Attention upon the pupil and the interpre- 
tation of physiological, psychological, sociological, and educational factors affecting learning 



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to read. Opportunity for identification, analysis, interpretation of, and strategies for fulfilling 
the reading needs of all pupils. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-630. Reading Practicum Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 639) 

Application of methods, materials and professional practices relevant to teaching pupils. Pro- 
visions for participation in and teaching of reading. Designed to coordinate the student's back- 
ground in reading, diagnosis, learning and materials. Supervised student teaching. 
Prerequisite: 12 credit hours in reading. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-631. Reading for the Atypical Learner Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 640) 

Attention to the gifted child, the able retarded, the slow learner, the disadvantaged, and the lin- 
guistically different child. Special interest groups will be formed for investigation reports. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-632. Basic Technology Literacy for K-12 Educators Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides instruction in basic computer literacy skills and classroom integration for 
K-12 educators. The instruction is designed to meet the North Carolina Department of Public 
Instruction's requirements for basic level computer competencies for public school teachers. 
Topics include: word processing, spreadsheet usage, database design and management, teacher 
utilities, and fundamentals of modern computing. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-681. Issues in Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

A critical review of the background and functions of the school as a social institution. (F, S, S) 

Graduate Students Only 

CUIN-700. Introduction to Graduate Study Credit 2 (2-0) 

Methods of research, interpretation of printed research data, and use of bibliographical tools. 
(F, S, S) 

CUIN-701. Philosophy of Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

A critical study of and a philosophic approach to educational problems. The nature and aims 
of education in a democratic society, relation of the individual to society, interests and disci- 
plines, play and work freedom and control, subject matter and method. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-709. Administration and Supervision Credit 3 (3-0) 

This comprehensive course in organization and administration of schools, grades K-12, will 
focus primary emphasis on the following areas: (1) formal and informal organizational struc- 
ture, concepts and practices; (2) the management processes; (3) the administrative functions, 
with particular reference to personnel, program, and fiscal management; and (4) leadership 
styles and the leadership role, with special attention to planning, decision-making, and con- 
flict-resolution. Prerequisite: CUIN-704. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-710. Educational Statistics Credit 3 (3-0) 

The essential vocabulary, concepts, and techniques of descriptive statistics as apply to prob- 
lems in education and psychology. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-711. Research and Inquiry Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to teach students to be able to locate, read, understand, critique, and 
use the results of research to become more effective professionals and make sound educational 
decisions. Students will develop an understanding of the researcher's methodologies, the pro- 
cedures, and results. Students will analyze and evaluate research, judge the usefulness of the 
findings for educational practice, and plan research to improve educational practice. (F, S, S) 

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CUIN-716. Media Center Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

In this course students will be expected to explore different methods for organizing and oper- 
ating media centers. Students will be expected to create plans for media center organization 
and operation, including budget planning. In addition, students will create plans for both stu- 
dent activities and faculty in-service as related to media center use. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-719. Internship in Instructional Technology Credit 3 (1-4) 

This is a professional laboratory designed to provide the student with on-the-job training and 
direct experiences relating to his/her needs. Each student will be placed according to the pro- 
fessional track he/she has chosen within the program. Students will have an opportunity to de- 
velop research or special projects in an area related to practical experience. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-720. Curriculum Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on basic concepts in curriculum development in K-12 schools. Prereq- 
uisites: Completion of Phase I of the M.S. Degree in Elementary Education or permission of 
the instructor. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-721. Advanced Methods and Internship Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 721) 

This course will focus on using an understanding of child development, diversity issues, mo- 
tivational strategies to plan interdisciplinary units of instruction and assessments. Candidates 
will create learning experiences and to design a variety of modes of assessment, and to im- 
plement these plans. Internship is required. Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Gradu- 
ate Studies. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-722. Curriculum in the Secondary School Credit 3 (3-0) 

Curriculum development, functions of the secondary school, types of curricula; emphasis on 
trends, issues, and innovations. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-723. Principles of Teaching Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of the status of teaching as a profession in the United States; teacher obligations, re- 
sponsibilities and opportunities for leadership in the classroom and community with special 
emphasis on principles of and procedures in teaching. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-724. Problems and Trends in Teaching Science Credit 3 (3-0) 

Attention to major problems of the high school teacher of science. Lesson plans, assignments, 
test, etc., constructed and administered by each student in class. Audiovisual materials, 
demonstration and laboratory techniques carried out. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-725. Problems and Trends in Teaching Social Sciences Credit 3 (3-0) 

Survey of major problems in the broad field of social studies and consideration of improved 
ways in presentation and class economy, including lesson plans, assignments, audiovisual ma- 
terials, and other means of facilitating learning. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-726. Reading in the Content Areas Credit 3 (3-0) 

Attention on reading problems and procedures and materials for improving reading in the so- 
cial studies, science, English, mathematics, foreign language, home economics, and other 
fields. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-727. Workshop in Methods of Teaching Modern Mathematics for 

Junior and Senior High School Teachers Credit 3 (3-0) 

Model lesson plans, use of educational media, geometric and trigonometric devices, Truth Ta- 
bles, and intuitive and formal logic in the teaching of modern mathematics in the junior and 
senior high school. (F, S, S) 

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CUIN-728. Integrating Technology into the K-12 Curriculum Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to introduce teachers to the current and emerging technologies which 
can be incorporated into the K-12 curriculum. Prerequisite: Pass a Computer Competency 
Exam or CUIN 617. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-729. Diversity Issues in K-12 Schools Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to examine issues of diversity including economic, gender, ethnic, cul- 
tural, political, physical and cognitive diversities, and how they impact classroom practices. 
(F, S, S) 

CUIN-730. Problems in the Improvement of Reading Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 740) 

Study of current problems, issues, trends, and approaches in the teaching of reading including 
investigations of underlying principles of reading improvement; coverage of appraisal tech- 
niques, materials and procedures, innovative and corrective measures; and application of re- 
search data and literature. Prerequisite: A previous graduate course in reading. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-731. Advanced Diagnosis in Reading Instruction Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 741) 

The diagnosis and treatment of reading difficulties. Study and interpretation of selected tests 
useful in understanding and analyzing physiological, psychological, sociological and educa- 
tional factors related to reading difficulties. Case studies and group diagnosis. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-732. Organization and Administration of Reading 

Program Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 742) 

Administrative acts requisite to the creation and guidance of a well-balanced, school-wide 
reading program. For all school personnel who are in a position to make administrative deci- 
sions regarding the school reading program. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-733. Advanced Practicum in Reading Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 743) 

Actual experiences with youth and teachers in professional activities. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-734. Seminar and Research in Reading Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 744) 

Evaluation of recent research concerning findings, approaches innovations, and organization 
of reading instruction. Selected topics for reports and research projects. Independent study of 
selected topics of experimentation. Prerequisite: 24 semester credit hours in graduate courses. 
(F, S, S) 

CUIN-742. Instructional Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course will address the design, systematic development, implementation, modification, 
and ultimate evaluation of instructional programs. This will be inclusive of a survey of current 
research, objectives, outcomes, analysis of concepts, design of instructional sequences, and as- 
sessment of student performance. Each student will develop and assess at least one instruc- 
tional program. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-743. Foundations of Instructional Technology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an overview of the Instructional Technology field. Students will be in- 
troduced to some of the significant issues, areas, and practices in instructional technology. The 
history, current trends, and issues in instructional technology and their implications for educa- 
tion and training will be discussed during the course. This course also examines the instruc- 
tional applications of microcomputers and telecommunications in classroom settings. Students 

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will be informed of job opportunities, professional associations, and literature of the profes- 
sion. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-744. Program Evaluation Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will provide students with the basic information needed to evaluate educational 
programs and make recommendations for program improvement. Prerequisite: CUIN 742. 
(F, S, S) 

CUIN-745. Instructional Technology Services for Business 

and Industry Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces students to the impact of technology within business and industry and 
how learning in that environment warrants instruction that differs from that of traditional ed- 
ucation. Students will have the opportunity to (a) investigate various learning and presentation 
needs of business and industry clients; and (b) apply different delivery methods and tech- 
niques, and technological applications to specific audiences in that environment. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-746. Social Foundations of Instructional Technology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore the philosophical, personal, 
and social issues underlying the universal acceptance of the technological revolution, with spe- 
cial emphasis on technology in education and in K-12 schools. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-747. Independent Study in Instructional 

Technology Variable Credit (1-3) 

Students will pursue individual project(s) and topic(s) of choice with the approval of the in- 
structor. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-748. Special Topics in Instructional Technology Variable Credit (1-3) 
This course will permit the investigation and study of developing areas/topics of concern in 
the field of instructional technology. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-751. Advanced Communication Skills Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on approaches for teaching communications skills/language arts and 
children's literature in elementary school. Prerequisites: Completion of Phase I of the M.S. 
Degree Program in Elementary Education or permission of the instructor. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-752. Advanced Science Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on approaches for teaching science in elementary school. Prerequisites: 
Completion of Phase I of the M.S. Degree Program in Elementary Education or permission of 
the instructor. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-754. Advanced Mathematics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on approaches for teaching mathematics in elementary school. Com- 
pletion of Phase I of the M.S. Degree Program in Elementary Education or permission of the 
instructor. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-760. Programming in BASIC Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn program logic and structured 
programming for BASIC. Emphasis will be on the use of programming in the K-12 environ- 
ment. Prerequisite: CUIN 617 or equivalent experience. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-761. Programming in LOGO Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course provides students with the opportunity to programming and logic and structured 
programming for LOGO. Emphasis will be on the use of programming in the K-12 environ- 
ment. (F, S, S) 



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CUIN-762. Advanced Internet Uses in Education Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course explores use of the Internet for the purpose of enhancing instructional activities. 
Students will investigate a variety of resources on the Internet, which can be used for instruc- 
tional purposes. Students will explore the World Wide Web and develop Web pages. Prerequi- 
site: CUIN 617 or equivalent. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-763. Multimedia Development and Evaluation Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course offers experiences in the evaluation and development of multimedia instructional 
presentations using computer-based multimedia capabilities. Theories and research in multi- 
media development will be discussed. Prerequisite: CUIN 617 or equivalent. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-764. Educational Software Evaluation and Design Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply instructional design techniques 
and learning theories to the evaluation and development of educational software. During the 
course students will learn storyboarding and use it as a means to create computer-based soft- 
ware. Some limited experiences with authoring software will be provided. Prerequisite: CUIN 
742. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-765. Authoring Software Credit 3 (2-2) 

Students will utilize authoring software to create educational software or develop presenta- 
tions. Students will import graphics, sound, and video into the authoring program and write 
appropriate script routines to implement a variety of actions within the program. Knowledge 
and usage of authoring software will enable students to create complex multimedia presenta- 
tions or complex tutorial educational software. Prerequisite: CUIN 617 or equivalent experi- 
ence. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-766. Distance Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

Students will learn about a variety of distance education delivery systems and methods. Dif- 
ferent technological configurations will be addressed. Students will review the research on the 
effectiveness of varied distance delivery systems. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-767. Computer Lab Supervision and Management Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore different methods for super- 
vising, managing, maintaining, organizing, and operating computer labs in schools. Prerequi- 
site: CUIN 617 or equivalent experience. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-768. Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Classroom Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on the incorporation of multicultural issues in the elementary school 
curriculum. Prerequisite: Completion of Phase I of the MS Degree Program in Elementary Ed- 
ucation or permission of the instructor. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-776. Independent Reading in Education II Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 786) 

Individual study and selected reading in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 hours 
of graduate credit. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-777. Independent Reading in Education III Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 787) 

Individual study and selected reading in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 hours 
of graduate credit. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-780. Comparative Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

Historical and international factors influencing the development of national systems of educa- 
tion, recent changes in educational programs of various countries. (F, S, S) 



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CUIN-781. Advanced Social Studies Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly Elementary Education and Reading 781) 

This course will focus on approaches to the teaching of social studies in elementary school and 
the creation of a learning environment that will ensure that all students will learn fundamen- 
tals of social studies. Candidates will be required to conduct field research. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-782. Issues in Secondary Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

An analysis of the role of the high school as an educational agency in a democracy. Attention 
is given to: (1) philosophical, psychological, and sociological bases for the selection of learn- 
ing experiences; (2) contrasting approaches to curriculum construction; (3) teaching methods 
and materials; (4) evaluation procedures; and (5) school-community relationships. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-783. Current Research in Elementary Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

A critical analysis of the current research in elementary education and the implications of such 
for elementary school educative experiences. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-784. Current Research in Secondary Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

A critical analysis of the current research in secondary education and the implications of such 
for high school educative experiences. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-785. Teachers as Educational Leaders Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on the attributes and dispositions of leadership for teachers. Action re- 
search is required. Prerequisite: Completion of Phase I of the M.S. Degree Program in Ele- 
mentary Education or permission of the instructor. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-786. Assessment and Evaluation Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on multiple modes of assessment and evaluation in elementary school. 
Prerequisite: Completion of Phase I of the M.S. Degree Program in Elementary Education or 
permission of the instructor. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-S-787. Independent Readings in Education III Credit 3 (0-6) 

Individual study and selected reading in consultation with an instructor. Prerequisite: 24 hours 
of graduate credit. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-S-790. Seminar in Educational Problems Credit 3 (1-4) 

Intensive study, investigation, or research in selected areas of education; reports and construc- 
tive criticism. Prerequisites: A minimum of 24 hours in prescribed graduate courses. (F, S, S) 

CUIN-S-791. Thesis Research (F, S, S) Credit 3 

CUIN-999. Thesis (F, S, S) Credit 1 

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

SPED-660. Introduction to Exceptional Children Credit 3 (3-0) 

An overview of the educational needs of exceptional or "different" children in the regular 
classroom situation, emphasis placed on classroom techniques known to be most helpful to 
children having hearing losses, speech disorders, visual problems, emotional, social handicaps 
and intelligence deviation, including slow-learners and gifted children. An introduction to the 
area of special education. Designed for classroom teachers. (F, S, S) 

SPED-661. Psychology of the Exceptional Child Credit 3 (3-0) 

An analysis of psychological factors affecting identification and development of individuals 
with high and low incidence disabilities. (F, S, S) 



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SPED-662. Mental Disability Credit 3 (3-0) 

A survey of types and characteristics of individuals with mental disabilities; etiologies, diag- 
nosis, classification and placement. (F, S, S) 

SPED-663. Measurement and Evaluation in Special Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

The selection, administration, and interpretation of individual tests; intensive study of prob- 
lems in testing exceptional and extremely deviant children; consideration to measurement and 
evaluation of children who are mentally, physically, and emotionally or socially handicapped. 
Emphasis upon the selection and use of group tests of intelligence and the interpretation of 
their results. (F, S, S) 

SPED-664. Methods and Curriculum Programming for Children and Youth 

with Behavioral Disabilities Credit 3 (3-0) 

Basic organization of programs for the education of the mentally retarded; classification and 
testing of mental defectives; curriculum development and principles of teaching intellectually 
slow children. Attention is also given to the provision of opportunities for observing and work- 
ing with children who have been classified as mentally retarded. (F, S, S) 

SPED-665. Teaching Exceptional Strategies for Students in 

Inclusive Settings Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed for both the general and special educator working with special needs 
students in the inclusive classroom. Effective instructional strategies for diverse learners, con- 
sultation and collaborative problem solving techniques, and the cooperative teaching model 
will be explored. (DEMAND) 

SPED-667. Specific Learning Disabilities Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will address specific learning problems associated with reading, writing, language, 
cognition, perception attention, arithmetic, social, and emotional disabilities. (F, S, S) 

SPED-668. Children & Youth with Behavioral Disabilities Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of issues, definitions, classification, characteristics, causes and prevalence of children 
and youth with behavioral disorders. It will examine models, assessment and intervention 
strategies. (F, S, S) 



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Electrical Engineering 



John Kelly, Chairperson 

551 McNair Building 

(336) 334-7761 

jck@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVE 

The objective of graduate study in the Electrical Engineering Department is to provide an 
advanced level of study in the areas of: (i) computer engineering; (ii) power systems and con- 
trols; (iii) communication and signal processing; (iv) electronic and optical materials and de- 
vices. The Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering program is designed to prepare 
graduates for doctoral level study or for advanced professional practice. The Doctor of Phi- 
losophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering provides instruction and independent research op- 
portunities for students. The graduates of the MSEE and Ph.D. program in Electrical 
Engineering are well prepared for research oriented careers in industry, governmental labora- 
tories, and in academia. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Electric Engineering - Master of Science 
Electrical Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy 

MASTER OF SCIENCE 

General Program Requirements: 

The admission of students to the graduate degree program in the Department of Electrical 
Engineering is based upon a baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering from an accred- 
ited institution. A grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required for unconditional admission 
to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program. Provisional admission may be 
granted to a candidate who possesses an accredited undergraduate degree in engineering or in 
a closely related discipline with an overall grade point of at least 2.8 out of 4.0, and has no 
background deficiencies requiring more than twelve semester hours at the undergraduate level. 
Graduate Record Examination scores for Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering 
are required for international applicants and are also used in making decisions regarding fi- 
nancial assistance. 

Degree Requirements: 

The Master Science in Electrical Engineering program consists of three options: (a) The- 
sis Option, (b) Project Option, and (c) Course Only Option. The Thesis Option requires a min- 
imum of 24 hours of coursework, at least 1 hours of 792, and 6credit hours of master these 
797. The Project Option requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework, at least 1 hour of 792, 
and 3 hours of 796. The Course Only option requires 33 hours of coursework and at least 1 
hour of 792. At least 12 credit hours for the thesis option and 15 credit hours for the project 
and course only options must be at or above the 700 level. A maximum of 6 hours of course- 
work can be taken outside the department subject to approval by the Advisory Committee. 



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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 

General Program Requirement: 

Satisfying the minimum requirements described below does not guarantee admission. De- 
nial of admission does not necessarily imply a negative evaluation of an applicant's qualifica- 
tions. Limited space and other facilities often force limits on the number of students in certain 
specialties. For details concerning admission requirements, see Admission and Other Infor- 
mation elsewhere in this catalog. 

Degree Requirements: 

1. Credit-Hour Requirements: The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering is based on the 
Dissertation Option. This program requires 24 credit hours of coursework. At least 12 
credit hours must be at the 800 level. A minimum of 12 credit hours of doctoral disserta- 
tion 997, 3 hours of 992 and 6 hours of 995 are required. No more than 6 credit hours at 
the graduate level in an area outside of electrical engineering will be accepted to satisfy a 
graduate area concentration. Thus, total 45 credit hours are required for the doctoral de- 
gree. The student should be encouraged to take all courses related to the subjects elected 
for his/her qualifying exam. 

2. Dissertation Research: There is no limit to the maximum number of dissertation, research, 
or special topics credits for Ph.D. students, but no more than 12 dissertation credits will be 
counted toward the 45 credit hours requirement described above. These credits alone do 
not constitute sufficient work at the dissertation/research level. 

3. Advisory Committee: Each student must form his or her advisory committee before or dur- 
ing the semester in which fifteen or more credits are completed toward the degree sought. 

4. Committeee Membership: All members of the student's advisory committee must be reg- 
ular faculty members of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 
College of Engineering. They must also be eligible to work with graduate students in this 
College. Others may serve in an ex-officio capacity, and must be identified as such on the 
appointment form. A vita for ex-officio members must be attached to the appointment 
form. A student may submit a written request to change the membership of his or her ad- 
visory committee at any time. The request is subject to the approval of the committee 
chair, the department Graduate Coordinator, and the School of Graduate Studies. 

The advisory committee for a Ph.D. student consists of a chairperson, three other members 
from the Department of Electrical Engineering, and where appropriate, a representative 
from the selected concentration area outside the department. The chair must be selected 
from the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering in the area of emphasis cho- 
sen by the student. A fifth member, the School of Graduate Studies representative, will be 
appointed by the School of Graduate Studies when the Plan of Work is approved. The 
School of Graduate Studies representative attends the preliminary and final oral examina- 
tions and must sign the reports of those examinations, but does not otherwise participate 
in directing the student's technical work. Ph.D. committees must contain five members. 

5. The Plan of Work: Each graduate student must submit a Plan of Work (PW) to the Office 
of the Electrical Engineering Graduate Coordinator during the term in which the student 
will complete 15 or more credits toward the degree sought. If the 15 credits are expected 
to be completed at the end of a regular semester, the Plan of Work must be submitted one 
full week before the beginning of preregistration for the following semester. If the 15 cred- 
its will be completed at the end of a summer session, the Plan of Work must be submitted 
before registration day for the following semester. The Plan of Work shows committee 



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chairperson, other committee members, and a sequential list of courses approved by that 
student's advisor. Each member's signature on the Plan of Work denotes their approval of 
the plan of study. Upon approval by the Graduate School, this Plan becomes the student's 
official guide to completing his/her program, and the listed individuals form the official 
Ph.D. Advisory Committee. 
6. Submission of Theses and Dissertations: Upon passing the Ph.D. final oral examination, 
each Ph.D. student must have the thesis or dissertation approved by each member of the 
student's advisory committee. The thesis or dissertation must be submitted to the School 
of Graduate Studies by the deadline given in the academic calendar, and must conform to 
the Guide For Preparation of Thesis and Dissertations, a copy of which may be obtained 
from the Electrical Engineering Graduate Office. Submission of Thesis and Dissertations 
to the School of Graduate Studies is by appointment only. Telephone numbers to be used 
for scheduling, and the location for turning in the thesis or dissertation, will be made avail- 
able by the School of Graduate Studies. 

The University has a requirement that all doctoral dissertations be microfilmed by 
University Microfilms International of Ann Arbor, Michigan, which includes publication 
of the abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International. The student is required to pay for the 
microfilming service. 

OTHER INFORMATION 

See "Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree" elsewhere in this catalog for in- 
formation related to residence requirements, qualifying examination, preliminary examination, 
comprehensive examination, final oral examination, admission to candidacy, and time limit. 
Students should also consult the departmental handbook for more details. 

SUMMARY OF COURSE OFFERINGS 

The 600 level courses numbered 600-699 are open to qualified seniors and graduate stu- 
dents for masters program. Courses numbered 700 and above are only open to graduate stu- 
dents. 

COURSE # DESCRIPTION CREDIT 

ELEN 602 Semiconductor Theory and Devices 

ELEN 606 Digital Electronics 

ELEN 608 Analog Electronics 

ELEN 614 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Methods 

ELEN 615 Silicon Device Fabrication Laboratory 

ELEN 621 Embedded Systems Design 

ELEN 622 Embedded Systems Design Laboratory 

ELEN 623 Digital Systems 

ELEN 624 Computer Organization and Architecture Design 

ELEN 629 VLSI Circuit Design 

ELEN 630 VLSI Design Laboratory 

ELEN 647 Introduction to Telecommunication Networks 

ELEN 650 Digital Signal Processing I 

ELEN 65 1 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory 

ELEN 656 Probability and Random Processes 

ELEN 657 Image Processing 

ELEN 661 Power Systems Analysis 

ELEN 662 Advanced Power Systems Laboratory 

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ELEN 668 Automatic Control Theory 3 

ELEN 669 Control Laboratory 2 

ELEN 674 Genetic Algorithms 3 

ELEN 678 Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks 3 

ELEN 679 Machine Intelligence Laboratory 2 

ELEN 685 Selected Topics in Engineering 3 

ELEN 686 Special Projects Var. 

ELEN 701 Electronic Ceramics 3 

ELEN 710 Wave and Fields in Radio Frequency (PvF) and Optoelectronics 3 

ELEN 720 Theoretical Issue in Computer Engineering 3 

ELEN 721 Fault-Tolerant Digital System Design 3 

ELEN 723 System Design Using Programmable Logic Devices 3 

ELEN 724 Mixed-Signal VLSI Design 3 

ELEN 727 Switching and Finite Automata Theory 3 

ELEN 749 Digital Communications 3 

ELEN 752 Wireless Information Networks 3 

ELEN 762 Network Matrices and Graphs 3 

ELEN 764 Power System Planning 3 

ELEN 785 Masters Special Topics 3 

ELEN 792 Masters Seminar 1 

ELEN 793 Masters Supervised Teaching 3 

ELEN 794 Masters Supervised Research 3 

ELEN 796 Masters Project 3 

ELEN 797 Masters Thesis Var. 

ELEN 801 Solid State Devices 3 

ELEN 802 Advanced Solid State Theory 3 

ELEN 803 Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices 3 

ELEN 804 Semiconductor Material and Device Characterization 3 

ELEN 805 Thin Film Technology for Device Fabrication 3 

ELEN 810 Theory and Techniques in Photonics 3 

ELEN 821 Advanced Computer Organization and Architecture 3 

ELEN 822 Error-Correcting Codes 3 

ELEN 823 Advanced VLSI Design 3 

ELEN 847 Telecommunication Networks 3 

ELEN 848 Information Theory 3 

ELEN 849 Data Communications 3 

ELEN 850 Digital Signal Processing II 3 

ELEN 857 Pattern Recognition 3 

ELEN 861 Power System Control and Protection 3 

ELEN 862 Computer Methods in Power Systems 3 

ELEN 865 Theory of Linear Systems 3 

ELEN 866 Discrete Time Systems 3 

ELEN 867 Neural Networks Design 3 

ELEN 868 Intelligent Methods for Control Systems 3 

ELEN 869 Machine Vision for Intelligent-Robotics 3 

ELEN 870 Fuzzy Logic with Applications 3 

ELEN 871 Nonlinear Control Systems 3 

ELEN 885 Doctoral Special Topics 3 



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ELEN992 Doctoral Seminar 1(0-1) 

ELEN 993 Doctoral Supervised Teaching 3 (0-3) 

ELEN 994 Doctoral Supervised Research 3 (0-3) 

ELEN 995 Doctoral Preliminary Examination 3 (0-3) 

ELEN 997 Doctoral Dissertation Var. (3-12) 

DESCRIPTION OF GRADUATE COURSES 
Under the Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs in Electrical Engineering 

ELEN-602. Semiconductor Theory and Devices Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of the phenomena of solid-state conduction and devices using band mod- 
els, excess carriers in semiconductors, p-n junctions, and devices. Prerequisite: ELEN-460 or 
consent of instructor. 

ELEN-606. Digital Electronics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers analysis, design and applications of digital integrated circuits. These cir- 
cuits may include resistor-transistor logic (RTL), diode transistor logic (DTL), transistor-tran- 
sistor (TTL), emitter-coupled logic (ECL), metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) gates and 
n-channel MOS (NMOS) logic, complementary MOS (CMOS) logic, Bipolar CMOS (BiC- 
MOS) structures, memory circuits, and interfacing circuits. Prerequisite: ELEN-460 or con- 
sent of instructor. 

ELEN-608. Analog Electronics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the analysis, design and application of analog integrated circuits. These cir- 
cuits may include operational amplifiers, voltage comparators, voltage regulators, Integrated 
Circuit (IC) power amplifiers, Digital to Analog (D/A) and Analog to Digital (A/D) convert- 
ers, voltage-controlled oscillators, phase-locked loops, other special-function integrated cir- 
cuits. Prerequisite: ELEN-460 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-614. Integrated Circuit Fabrication Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents the various processes utilized in the fabrication of semiconductor inte- 
grated circuits. Oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, metalization, and epitaxial processes 
will be discussed. Limits on device design and performance will be considered. Prerequisite: 
ELEN-470 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-615. Silicon Device Fabrication Laboratory Credit 2 (1-3) 

Laboratory experiments in the fabrication of silicon p-n junction diodes, MOS capacitors and 
MOS field effect transistors will be performed. Oxidation, diffusion, photolithography, and 
metalization techniques will be presented. Corequisite: ELEN-614. 

ELEN-621. Embedded Systems Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a survey of modern methods for specifying algorithms, simulating systems, and 
mapping specifications onto embedded systems. It presents an introduction to the technologies 
used in the design and implementation of programmable embedded systems, such as pro- 
grammable processors, cores, memories, dedicated and configurable hardware, software tools, 
schedulers, code generators, and system-level design tools. Prerequisite: ELEN-427 or consent 
of instructor. 

ELEN-622. Embedded Systems Design Laboratory Credit 2 (1-3) 

This laboratory course is an introduction to developing processor-based embedded systems. 
The development tools include a C++ cross compiler, an Electronically Programmable Read 
Only Memory (EPROM), and an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) programmer. 
A student project is part of the laboratory requirements. Corequisite: ELEN-621. 

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ELEN-623. Digital Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

Digital system top-down design and analysis will be presented. Topics include timing, power 
and performance issues in digital circuits, Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware De- 
scription Language (VHDL)-based system analysis and synthesis, hardware-software co-de- 
sign, data-flow models, and digital system primitives. Prerequisite: ELEN-427 or consent of 
instructor. 

ELEN-624. Computer Organization and Architecture Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the design of modern uniprocessors and their memory, and Input/Output 
(I/O) subsystems. Performance, microarchitecture, and design philosophies used to realize 
pipeline, superscalar, Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) and Complete Instruction Set 
Computer (CISC) processors will be studied. Prerequisite: ELEN-427 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-629. VLSI Circuit Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will study CMOS technology and device characteristics in order to develop lay- 
out design rules for VLSI circuit building blocks, such as inverters and logic gates. Layout 
techniques for complex gates and designing combinational and sequential logic circuits will 
be introduced. Prerequisite: ELEN-427 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-630. VLSI Design Laboratory Credit 2 (1-3) 

This is an introduction of Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools for integrated circuit design 
and verification. These CAD tools include; geometric pattern generators, design rule checkers, 
circuit simulators, and Programmable Logic Array (PLA) generators. A student design project 
is part of the laboratory requirements. Corequisite: ELEN-629. 

ELEN-647. Introduction to Telecommunication Networks Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces telecommunication networks utilization and design. Emphasis is on 
using and designing voice, video and image digital networks. Prerequisite: ELEN-400. 

ELEN-650. Digital Signal Processing I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course develops a working knowledge of the basic signal processing functions, such as 
digital filtering spectral analysis, and detection/post-detection processing. Methods of gener- 
ating the coefficients for digital filters will be derived. Alternate structures for filters, such as 
infinite impulse response and finite impulse response will be compared. The effect of finite 
register length will be covered. Prerequisite: ELEN-400 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-651. Digital Signal Processing Laboratory Credit 2 (1-3) 

Experiments and student projects will be performed which are related to the practical applica- 
tions of digital signal processing techniques to data acquisition, digital filtering, control, spec- 
tral analysis, and communications. Corequisite: ELEN-650. 

ELEN-656. Probability and Random Processes Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers probability, random variables, random processes, Gaussian processes, 
probabilistic description of signals and noise, including joint, marginal and conditional densi- 
ties, autocorrelation, cross-correlation and power spectral density; linear and nonlinear trans- 
formations; linear least-squares estimation, and signal detection. Prerequisite: ELEN-310 or 
consent of instructor. 

ELEN-657. Image Processing Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with concepts and techniques for digital image analysis and processing. Top- 
ics include image representation, image enhancement, edge extraction, image segmentation, 
geometric structure, feature extraction, knowledge representation, and image understanding. 
Prerequisite: ELEN-400 or consent of instructor. 



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ELEN-661. Power Systems Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course studies power system representation, transmission lines, symmetrical and asym- 
metrical faults, electric power flow, power systems control and stability. Prerequisite: ELEN- 
430. 

ELEN-662. Advanced Power Systems Laboratory Credit 2 (1-3) 

In this laboratory course, basic concepts, transmission lines, power flows, faults, and transient 
and steady-state stability will be investigated. Prerequisite: ELEN-436 or consent of instruc- 
tor. Corequisite: ELEN-661. 

ELEN-668. Automatic Control Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces the theory of linear systems represented by state equations. Topics in- 
clude Jordan canonical form, solutions to state equations, relationship to transfer functions, 
stability, controllability, and pole placement design. Prerequisite: ELEN-410 or consent of in- 
structor. 

ELEN-669. Control Laboratory Credit 2 (1-3) 

This laboratory course demonstrates methods of system identification and control. Verifica- 
tions of control system designs in both the time domain and frequency domain will be studied. 
Corequisite: ELEN-661. 

ELEN-674. Genetic Algorithms Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the theory and application of genetic algorithms. Genetic algorithms com- 
bine a Darwinian survival-of-the-fittest with a randomized, yet structured, information ex- 
change to form an improved search mechanism with surprising robustness. Engineering 
applications of genetic algorithms for design and control will be presented. Prerequisite: 
ELEN-410 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-678. Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces neural network design and development. Emphasis is on designing and 
implementing information processing systems that autonomously develop operational capa- 
bilities in adaptive response to an information environment. Prerequisite: ELEN-400 or con- 
sent of instructor. 

ELEN-679. Machine Intelligence Laboratory Credit 2 (1-3) 

This laboratory will explore the design and development of intelligent, autonomous, physical 
agents. An emphasis will be placed upon machine intelligence experiments with visual sen- 
sors, tactile sensors, robotic manipulators and autonomous inexpensive mobile robots. Prereq- 
uisite: ELEN-433 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: ELEN-678. 

ELEN-685. Selected Topics in Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This lecture course is used to introduce engineering topics of current interest to students and 
faculty. The subject matter will be identified before the beginning of the course. Prerequisite: 
consent of instructor. 

ELEN-686. Special Projects Van Credit (1-3) 

This is an investigation of an engineering topic which is arranged between a student and a fac- 
ulty advisor. Project topics may be analytical and/or experimental and should encourage inde- 
pendent study. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 

ELEN-701. Electronic Ceramics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces the properties of ceramic materials in electronic applications. The ef- 
fects of processing parameters on the ultimate device characteristics will be investigated. Pre- 
requisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 



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ELEN-710. Wave and Fields in Radio Frequency (RF) and 

Optoelectronics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course emphasizes principles, phenomena and methods relevant to RF and lightwave 
technology. The topics will include basic electromagnetic propagation in free space and mate- 
rial media, guided electromagnetic waves, modes and mode coupling, and Bragg and other 
types of scattering. This course will establish the field principles of RF, integrated optic and 
fiber based devices and circuits. Prerequisite: ELEN-450 or ELEN-470 or consent of instruc- 
tor. 

ELEN-720. Theoretical Issues in Computer Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to introduce some basic theoretical aspects of computer engineering. 
It includes selected topics in the set theory, elements of algebra such as semigroups, monoids, 
groups, rings, and fields, quotient groups and homomorphism theorems. It also includes finite 
state machines, the Myhill-Nerode theory, pseudo/random generators, linear feed back regis- 
ters, introduction to error correcting codes and Turing Machines. Various applications will be 
demonstrated. Prerequisite: ELEN-427 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-721. Fault-Tolerant Digital System Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers reliability, test generation, self checking techniques, principles and appli- 
cations of fault-tolerant design techniques. Prerequisite: ELEN-625 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-723. System Design Using Programmable Logic Devices Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will cover and compare many commercially available Programmable Logic De- 
vices and consider their applications in both combinational and sequential logic system design. 
Students will also be familiarized with hardware description language such as VHDL and 
ABELTM and shown how design ideas can be efficiently translated into programmable hard- 
ware implementations. Prerequisite: ELEN-623 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-724. Mixed-Signal VLSI Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce CMOS circuit techniques for low-power, low-voltage mixed-signal 
integrated circuits. Continuous-time signal processing, sampled-data analog filters, delta- 
sigma data converters, and mixed analog-digital layout techniques will be introduced. Prereq- 
uisite: ELEN-629 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-727. Switching and Finite Automata Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents the abstract mathematical modeling of combinational and sequential 
switching networks. Finite automata theory and fault tolerant concepts with applications to 
both combinational networks and finite state machines will be presented. Prerequisite: ELEN- 
427 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-749. Digital Communications Credit 3 (3-0) 

The fundamental theory and applications of the digital communications system are discussed 
based on the knowledge of the probability theory. Topics in digital communications include 
sampling, quantizing, coding, detection, modulation/ demodulation, signal-to-noise ratio, and 
error probability. Prerequisite: ELEN-449 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-752. Wireless Information Networks Credit 3 (3-0) 

Fundamental theory and applications of wireless mobile communication systems are covered 
for voice, data, and multimedia. Topics in wireless networks include characterization of radio 
propagation, source and channel coding, theory and analysis of wireless data networks, and 
wireless Local Area Networks (LANs). The wireless LANs discussion includes multiple ac- 
cess techniques and computer simulation of radio channels. Prerequisite: ELEN-452 or con- 
sent of instructor. 

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ELEN-762. Network Matrices and Graphs Credit 3 (3-0) 

Use of vector space techniques in the description, analysis and realization of networks mod- 
eled as matrices and graphs. The course investigates vector space concepts in the modeling and 
study of networks. The system concept of networks is introduced and explored as a dimen- 
sional space consideration in terms of matrices and graphs. Prerequisite: ELEN-400 or equiv- 
alent. 

ELEN-764. Power System Planning Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents an overview of the issues and methods relevant to power systems plan- 
ning. The course reviews the basics of financial analysis, regression analysis, forecasting, and 
reliability. Special topics relevant to power systems, such as deregulation, peak-load forecasts, 
load management and representation, and the loss-of-load probability (LOLP) method are also 
considered. Prerequisite: ELEN-661 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-785. Masters Special Topics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This lecture course is used to introduce engineering topics of current interest to master students 
and faculty. The subject matter will be identified before the beginning of the course. Prereq- 
uisite: Consent of instructor. 

ELEN-792. Masters Seminar Credit 1 (1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in electrical engineering and allied fields will be presented. 
Prerequisite: Master level standing. 

ELEN-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credit 3 (0-3) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student 
in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during 
the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment. Prereq- 
uisite: Master level standing. 

ELEN-794. Masters Supervised Research Credit 3 (0-3) 

This course is supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty member. It is not intended 
to serve as the project or thesis topic of the masters student. Prerequisite: Master level stand- 
ing and consent of instructor. 

ELEN-796. Masters Project Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A writ- 
ten proposal, which outlines the nature of the project, must be submitted for approval. This 
course is only available to project option students. Prerequisite: Masters standing and consent 
of instructor. 

ELEN-797. Masters Thesis Credit Var. (3-6) 

Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis com- 
mittee chairperson leading to the completion of the Masters thesis. This course is only avail- 
able to thesis option students. Prerequisite: Consent of advisor. 

ELEN-801. Solid State Devices Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with p-n junction and Schottky barrier diodes, bipolar junction and field ef- 
fect transistors, heterostructure devices (e.g., heteroj unction bipolar transistors and solar cells), 
and device modeling and simulation. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-802. Advanced Solid State Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents the physical properties of solids, including crystal lattice structure, atomic 
bonding, the band theory of electronic conduction, carrier mobilities, and scattering mecha- 
nisms. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 



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ELEN-803. Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents the physics of compound semiconductors, epitaxial crystal growth, quan- 
tum well and superlattice devices, compound semiconductor FETs, and photonic devices. Pre- 
requisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-804. Semiconductor Material and Device 

Characterization Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers electrical, optical, and physical/chemical characterization of semiconduc- 
tor materials and devices. Laboratory demonstrations will be presented on selected character- 
ization techniques. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-805. Thin Film Technology for Device Fabrication Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on the preparation and properties of thin film electronic materials (di- 
electrics, metals, epitaxial layers). Topics will include: basic vacuum technology; theories of 
condensation, nucleation and growth of thin films; deposition techniques (chemical vapor de- 
position, vaporization, sputtering); epitaxial growth of semiconductor materials (molecular 
beam epitaxy, vapor phase epitaxy, liquid phase epitaxy); and applications of the deposition 
processes to the fabrication of heterostructure devices. Prerequisite: ELEN-602 or consent of 
instructor. 

ELEN-810. Theory and Techniques in Photonics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will concentrate on photonic materials such as semiconductors and oxide materi- 
als for opto-electronic integrated optic and nonlinear optic guided wave devices such as lasers, 
modulators and fibers. The course will also cover photonic systems for computing, communi- 
cations, sensing, and data acquisition, processing and storage. Prerequisites: ELEN-450 or 
ELEN-470 and ELEN-602. 

ELEN-821. Advanced Computer Organization and Architecture Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces the design and performance issues of array processors and multipro- 
cessors. Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW), data-flow machines, array processors, intercon- 
nection networks, and memory structures will be discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-624 or 
consent of instructor. 

ELEN-822. Error- Correcting Codes Credit 3 (3-0) 

In this course, the basic principles of coding, such as error control schemes, coding in com- 
munication systems, and block coding, are studied. Linear block codes, polynomial algebra 
and cyclic codes, block codes based on finite field arithmetic, convolution codes, coding for 
bursty channels, coding for bandwidth limited channels, codes for computer memories and 
error detection and correction methods will be discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-625. 

ELEN-823. Advanced VLSI Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces the design of very high performance digital circuits, interconnect mod- 
eling, and packaging. Timing issues in digital circuits, designing memory and array structures, 
reliability and yield predictions, design synthesis, and validation and testing of VLSI circuits 
will be discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-629 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-847. Telecommunication Networks Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course familiarizes the student with the concepts of the International Standards Organiza- 
tion Open Systems Interconnection (ISO OSI) standards for the seven layer network model. 
This course introduces techniques for the analysis and optimization of computer networks, and 
illustrates some of the technical issues of current networks. Prerequisite: ELEN-647. 



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ELEN-848. Information Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers topics in classical information theory such as entropy, source coding, chan- 
nel coding, and rate distortion theory. Several related topics are discusses, including entropy 
for Markov sources and entropy for the extension of sources. Prerequisite: ELEN-749. 

ELEN-849. Data Communications Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an extended study of digital communications. Various topics in the upper level 
of digital communications, such as channel coding, synchronization, multiplexing, multiple 
access, and frequency spreading are discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-749 or consent of instruc- 
tor. 

ELEN-850. Digital Signal Processing II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with advanced topics in digital signal processing. Topics include the 2-D 
sampling theorem, the 2-D z-transform, the 2-D discrete Fourier transform, 2-D filters, and 
computational structures for the implementation of multi-dimensional digital signal process- 
ing algorithms. Prerequisite: ELEN-650 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-857. Pattern Recognition Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers classical topics in statistical decision function, Bayesian learning, error 
probability estimation, cluster-seeking, and deterministic approach. Several related topics are 
discussed, including stochastic approximation, feature selection and ranking, syntactic and 
structural pattern recognition. Prerequisite: ELEN-657. 

ELEN-861. Power System Control and Protection Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with power and voltage control systems, and power systems protection by 
relays. Related topics are also covered. Prerequisite: ELEN-661 or ELEN-668. 

ELEN-862. Computer Methods in Power Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with commercially available software for modeling and analysis of electric 
power systems. Prerequisite: ELEN-661 or equivalent. 

ELEN-865. Theory of Linear Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces modern control system design and analysis. Topics include linear- 
quadratic regulators, state estimators, and discrete-time control systems. Issues discussed in- 
clude stability, robustness, and optimality. Prerequisite: ELEN-668 or equivalent. 

ELEN-866. Discrete Time Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

In this course, analyses and syntheses of discrete time systems are carried out using Z-trans- 
form and state variable representations. The controllability and observability, stability criteria, 
sampled spectral densities and correlation sequence, optimum filtering and control of random 
processes are discussed. Prerequisite: ELEN-668 or equivalent. 

ELEN-867. Neural Networks Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the design of neural network systems using CMAC (Cerebellum Model Ar- 
ticulation Controller), back propagation, and multifunction hybrid networks. Prerequisite: 
ELEN-678 or equivalent. 

ELEN-868. Intelligent Methods for Control Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course covers advanced control methods for dynamic systems. The focus will be on in- 
telligent control algorithms, and adaptive and self-learning methods. Stability analysis and 
performance simulation will also be addressed. Prerequisite: ELEN-668 or consent of instruc- 
tor. 



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ELEN-869. Machine Vision for Intelligent-Robotics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of visual/non-visual sensor technologies for the intelligent control of a 
robot. The course will cover image understanding, non-contact sensor analysis, and data fu- 
sion for intelligent robotics system design. Prerequisite: ELEN-657. 

ELEN-870. Fuzzy Logic With Applications Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course objective is to understand the basic theory and the foundations of fuzzy sets. Fuzzy 
logic is shown to contain evidence, possibility, and probability logic. This course emphasizes 
engineering applications in control, decisions-making, and pattern recognition. The hard- 
ware/software implementation of those applications is also demonstrated. Prerequisite: ELEN 
-668 or consent of instructor. 

ELEN-871. Nonlinear Control Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course explores the basic issues of nonlinear system analysis and control. The course will 
introduce the general characteristics of nonlinear behavior and some of the tools needed to an- 
alyze and understand them. It will also introduce basic concepts of stability theory, especially 
Lyaunov's. Some basic design techniques for the control of these systems, such as the sliding 
mode method and feedback linearization, will be introduced. Prerequisite: ELEN-668 or con- 
sent of instructor. 

ELEN-885. Doctoral Special Topics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This lecture course is used to introduce engineering topics of current interest to doctoral stu- 
dents and faculty. The subject matter will be identified before the beginning of the course. Pre- 
requisites: Doctoral student and consent of instructor. 

ELEN-992. Doctoral Seminar Credit 1 (0-1) 

In this course, doctoral students attend colloquia or seminars. These consist of presentations 
by doctoral students on dissertation topics and works-in-progress and by guests on important 
classical, contemporary, or research problems in electrical engineering. Prerequisite: Doctoral 
level standing. 

ELEN-993. Doctoral Supervised Teaching Credit 3(0-3) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student 
in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during 
the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment. Prereq- 
uisite: Doctoral level standing. 

ELEN-994. Doctoral Supervised Research Credit 3 (0-3) 

This is supervised research under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. It is not 
intended to serve as the dissertation topic of the doctoral student. Prerequisites: Doctoral level 
standing and consent of instructor. 

ELEN-995. Doctoral Preliminary Examination Credit 3 (0-3) 

This course is for students who are preparing for and taking the written and/oral preliminary 
examination. Prerequisites: Doctoral student and consent of advisor. 

ELEN-997. Doctoral Dissertation Var. Credit (3-12) 

This supervised research serves as the dissertation of the doctoral student. Twelve credits of 
dissertation are required for graduation. Prerequisites: Doctoral student and consent of advi- 
sor. 






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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 



Dr. Godfrey Gayle, Director 

gayle@ncat.edu 

Dr. Ghasem Shahbazi, Graduate Coordinator 

ash@ncat.edu 

107 Sockwell Hall 

(336) 334-7787 

OBJECTIVE 

The objective of the graduate programs in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ABE) 
is to provide advanced professional studies in the areas of Water Resources Engineering and 
Bioprocessing. 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMISSION POLICY 

The Master of Science in ABE program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in 
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering or a closely related field from an institution of recog- 
nized standing. In order to pursue a graduate degree in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineer- 
ing, an applicant must first be admitted to the Graduate School. The initial step toward 
Graduate School admission is to complete the required application forms and submit them to 
the Graduate School office. In addition to the application forms, two copies of the student's 
undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s) and three recommendation letters are required. 
The student should also include an essay that describes his/her area of interest and reasons for 
wanting to pursue a graduate degree. 

Processing of applications cannot be guaranteed unless applications are received, with all 
supporting documents, in the Graduate School office at least fifteen days prior to the begin- 
ning of registration for a given semester. Foreign nationals are encouraged to apply early; a 
minimum of one semester in advance of the anticipated enrollment date is recommended. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

All applicants for graduate study must have earned a bachelor's degree from a four-year 
college. Prospective students must follow all current procedures of the School of Graduate 
Studies. 

The minimum requirement for unconditional admission to the Master of Science in Agri- 
cultural & Biosystems Engineering Program will be an undergraduate degree from an ABET 
accredited Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering program with a minimum of 3.0 (out of 
4.0) Grade Point Average on the overall undergraduate program of study. The other two cate- 
gories of admission, provisional and special student, may also be used on a case-by-case basis 
as described below. 

Persons may be admitted provisionally to the MS-ABE program if any of the following 
conditions apply: 

1. The undergraduate degree is not from an ABET accredited program in Agricultural engi- 
neering. 

2. The undergraduate degree is not engineering but in a closely related curriculum with a sub- 
stantial engineering science content. 

3. Deficiencies revealed in the analysis of the undergraduate transcript may be removed by 
the inclusion of no more than 12 semester credit hours. 

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A student admitted provisionally would be required to meet with the Graduate Coordina- 
tor to develop a list of undergraduate courses that must be taken to eliminate deficiencies in 
the undergraduate preparation for graduate study. All provisionally admitted students must 
earn a 3.0 grade point average on the first nine graduate course credits completed. In addition, 
a 3.0 grade point average must be earned on all undergraduate courses if any were required as 
a condition of admission. 

Students who do not hold an engineering undergraduate degree may have course deficien- 
cies exceeding 12 semester credits. These students can be considered for special student sta- 
tus until such time that their deficiencies are reduced so that they can qualify for provisional 
admission. Persons with massive undergraduate deficiencies, even though they might hold an 
undergraduate degree, are asked to apply as transfer students to the undergraduate Agricultural 
& Biosystems Engineering program. Make-up courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case 
basis dependent on the student's area of interest. 

Students who are not seeking a graduate degree at NORTH CAROLINA A&T are also 
classified as special students. They are admitted to take courses for self-improvement. If a stu- 
dent subsequently wishes to pursue a degree program, he/she must request an evaluation of 
his/her record. The School of Graduate Studies reserves the right to refuse to accept credits 
earned while being enrolled as a special student towards a degree program; under no circum- 
stances may the student apply towards a degree program more than twelve semester hours of 
graduate credits earned as a special student. 

In addition to the above application material, foreign nationals or people whose mother 
tongue is not English are required to provide special information concerning English profi- 
ciency and finances. Specifically, these applicants are required to take the standardized "Test 
of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 550. 

The School of Graduate Studies accepts application from students who already hold a 
Master's degree in other fields or disciplines, but wish to earn a MS-ABE degree. 

Consistent with NORTH CAROLINA A&T's School of Graduate Studies Policy, appli- 
cants holding a Master's degree in another engineering discipline from NORTH CAROLINA 
A&T need only complete 18 credit hours to earn a MS- ABE degree. If the applicant holds an 
engineering Master's degree from outside NORTH CAROLINA A&T, a maximum of 6 credit 
hours of course work may be transferred. 

GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

A student pursuing a Master of Science Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering has the 
following three options: 

1 . All course work option 

2. Project option, and 

3. Thesis option 

All students pursuing a Master of Science in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering must 
complete at least one (1) course of the group of Core Courses, six (6) credit hours of advanced 
math course (or equivalent math course), and one credit hour Masters Seminar (CIEN 792). 
Core Courses 

CIEN 644 Finite Element Analysis 

AREN 7 1 5 Research Methods 

CROS 607 Research Methods 

AGEN 619 Instrumentation & Measurement 

CIEN 702 Civil Engineering System Analysis 



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Requirements of the Different Options 

All options require a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours and the formation of a formal 
graduate committee. The graduate committee will consist of the advisor and two additional 
faculty members selected in agreement between the advisor and the student. The plan of study 
should be prepared by the student and must be approved by the graduate committee. Specifi- 
cally, only the courses approved by the graduate committee can be used to satisfy the mini- 
mum requirements set forth as "approved course work." At least half of the credit hours 
counted in the "approved course work" to satisfy the requirements for a master's degree must 
be 700 level courses; that is, courses open only to graduate students. Furthermore, the courses 
with numbers 790 and above cannot be used to satisfy the "approved course work" require- 
ments, with the only exceptions as listed below: 

All Course Work Option: This option requires thirty (30) credit hours of "approved 
course work" plus a comprehensive examination that would be administered by the student's 
graduate committee during the last semester in residence. 

Project Option: The project option requires twenty-seven (27) credit hours of "approved 
course work" and three credit hours of the Masters Project (CIEN 796). This option is intended 
for students wishing to investigate a design problem of current interest to industry or to pur- 
sue a practical application. These students will have to demonstrate to the committee their ca- 
pacity to perform and report work adequately. 

Thesis Option: This option requires twenty-four (24) credit hours of "approved course 
work"., three (3) credit hours of supervised Masters Graduate Research (CIEN 794) and three 
(3) credit hours of Masters Thesis (CIEN 797). The student's graduate committee must for- 
mally examine the thesis content and quality, and judge the thesis defense. Furthermore, the 
thesis should follow the format required by the School of Graduate Studies. 

Grades Required 

Grades for graduate students are recorded as follows: A, excellent; B, average; C, below 
average, but permissible; D, clearly below average and not acceptable; F, failure; S, satisfac- 
tory; U, unsatisfactory. All courses CIEN 792 through CIEN 797 will be assigned S or U and 
will not be counted in the student's GPA); I, incomplete; W, withdrawal. The following aca- 
demic requirements are proposed: 

1. To earn a degree, a student must have a cumulative average of "B" (3.0 on the 4.0 system). 

2. A graduate student is automatically placed on "warning" when his/her cumulative average 
falls below "B". The student has one semester to raise his/her average to "B" or above or 
will be placed on Probation. Probationary status will remove a student's eligibility for a 
teaching assistantship. 

3. A student may be dropped from the degree program if he/she has not achieved a cumula- 
tive GPA of 3.0 at the end of the probationary semester. 

4. A student may not repeat a required course in which "C" or a better grade was earned. 

5. A student may repeat a required course in which "F" was earned. A student may not repeat 
the course more than once. If a student achieves less than "C" the second time, he/she is 
dismissed from the degree program. 

6. All hours attempted in graduate courses and all grade points earned are included in the 
computation of the cumulative average of a graduate student. 

7. A student who stops attending a course but fails to withdraw officially will be assigned a 
grade of "F" 

8. All grades of "I" must be removed during the next semester within the prescribed time 
period. 

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9. Changing the selected option, for example from thesis to project, requires approval of the 
Graduate advisor and the Graduate Coordinator and may lead to loss of credit for thesis or 
project credits. 

The graduate program must be completed within six (6) consecutive calendar years. Pro- 
grams remaining incomplete after this time interval are subject to cancellation, revision, or 
special examination for outdated work. In the event that studies are interrupted for duty in the 
armed services, the time limit shall be extended for the length of time the student shall have 
been on active duty providing the candidates resumes graduate work no later than one year fol- 
lowing release from military services. 

Student work plans for the remainder of courses will be developed from the following list, 
based on their area of research or interest: 

Course Title Credit 

AGEN 701 Soil land Water Engineering II 3 

AGEN714 Applied Hydrogeology 3 

BIOL 700 Environmental Biology 3 

CHEM 722 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 

CIEN 712 Systems Approach in Waste Management 3 

CIEN 786 Special Project 1,2,3 

CIEN 794 MS Supervised Research 3 

CIEN 796 Master Project 3 

CIEN 797 Master of Science Thesis 3 

CIEN 750 Separation Processes 3 

EASC 718 Applied Environmental Microbiology 3 

MEEN 733 Radiation Heat transfer 3 

AGEN 600 Soil and Water Engineering 1 3 

AGEN 619 Instrumentation and Measurement 3 

AGEN 624 Water Resources Engineering or CIEN 622 3 

CIEN 6 1 Water and Wastewater Analysis or EASC 622 3 

CIEN 614 Stream- water Quality Modeling 3 

CIEN 664 Open Channel Flow 3 

CIEN 668 Subsurface Hydrology 3 

CIEN 699 Special Project 3 

CHEN 608 Bio-separation 3 

CHEN 625 Basic Food Process Engineering 3 

CHEN 645 Environmental Remediation 3 

CHEN 655 Industrial Ecology 3 

HEFS631 Food Chemistry 3 

MATH 63 1 Linear & Non-Linear Programming 3 

MATH 652 Methods of Applied Mathematics 3 

SLSC 632 Soil Physics 3 



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COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN AGRICULTURAL 
AND BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

AGEN-600. Soil and Water Engineering I Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will illustrate measures to improve soil and water use by evaluating and using pre- 
sent conservation practices and models. Water conveying and retaining structures, and soil 
conservation, drainage and irrigation systems will be discussed and designed. The course will 
emphasize sound environmental design practices. Prerequisite: AGEN 360 or Consent of In- 
structor. (F) 

AGEN-619. Instrumentation and Measurement Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will emphasize quantitative evaluation of some of the well established parameters 
such as temperature, humidity, fluid flow, pressure, displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, 
stress, strain, etc that are widely used in agricultural and biosystems engineering and other en- 
gineering disciplines. Prerequisite: MEEN 336 or CAAE 332. (DEMAND) 

AGEN-624. Water Resources Engineering Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will involve detailed analysis and design of water resources systems. Topics in- 
clude: water resources planning, and development, hydraulic structures, introduction to 
aquifer analysis and contamination, well development, pump evaluation and selection, water 
quality and management, water laws, detention and retention ponds, wastewater management 
and remediation. 

AGEN-701. Soil and Water Engineering II Credit 3 (3-0) 

The design of drainage and irrigation systems and their applicability to specific regions will 
be addressed. There will be in-depth discussion of saturated and un-saturated flow, and vari- 
ous equations that are used to solve soil water movement. Open channel flow, well hydraulics, 
and earth dams or embankments will be covered. Prerequisite: AGEN-600 or consent of the 
instructor. 

AGEN-714. Applied Hydrogeology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will cover basic principles of groundwater resource evaluation and the approach 
or techniques used to solve groundwater problems. Discussion will include methods used to 
quantitatively appraise hydrogeologic parameters affecting water-yielding capacity of wells 
and aquifers. Various types of aquifers will be discussed under the umbrella of confined and 
unconfined aquifers. Ground water quality, conservation and contamination will also be cov- 
ered. 



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English 

Elon Kulii, Chairperson 

ekulii@ncat.edu 

202 Crosby Hall 

(336) 334-7771 or (336) 334-7772 

http://www.ncat.edu/~english/ 



OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of the English Department are to provide in-depth training in English Ed- 
ucation; English, American, and African- American literature; folklore; and language. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

English and African-American Literature - Master of Arts 
English Education - Master of Science 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE M.A. PROGRAM 

IN ENGLISH AND AFRICAN- AMERICAN LITERATURE 

AND THE M.S. PROGRAM IN ENGLISH EDUCATION 

All applicants to the M.A. and M.S. programs must have earned a bachelor's degree from 
a four-year college. Applicants must also have completed a minimum of twenty-four (24) un- 
dergraduate hours in English. The hours must include at least three semester hours of Shake- 
speare, three of American literature, three of English literature, three of world literature or 
contemporary literature, three of advanced grammar, and three of advanced composition. 

A student who fails to meet these qualifications will be expected to satisfy the require- 
ments by enrolling in undergraduate courses before beginning graduate studies in English. 

Scores for the verbal section of the GRE general test and for the GRE Literature and En- 
glish test must be submitted for consideration as a part of the admission process. 

Application forms may be obtained from the office of the Graduate School, and are also 
available on-line at the A&T Web-site. Application forms must be completed and returned to 
the Graduate School Office. Two (2) official transcripts of previous undergraduate or graduate 
records and three (3) letters of recommendation must be forwarded to the Graduate Office be- 
fore action can be taken on the application. An applicant may be admitted to the program un- 
conditionally, provisionally, or as a special student. 

Unconditional Admission. To qualify for unconditional admission to the programs, an ap- 
plicant must have earned an overall average of 3.0 on a four-point system (or 2.0 on a three- 
point system) in undergraduate studies. 

Provisional Admission. An applicant may be admitted to graduate studies on a provisional 
basis if (1) the record of undergraduate preparation reveals deficiencies that can be removed 
near the beginning of graduate study, or if (2) the applicant lacks the required grade point av- 
erage for unconditional admission. The applicant may then become eligible for unconditional 
admission by successfully completing the first nine (9) hours of course work with a 3.0 or bet- 
ter average. Students admitted provisionally may also be required to pass examinations to 
demonstrate their knowledge in certain areas or to take special undergraduate courses to im- 
prove their background. A minimum grade point average of 2.6 in undergraduate work is re- 
quired for provisional admission. 

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Special Students. Students not seeking the M.A. or M.S. degree may be admitted in order 
to take courses for self-improvement or for renewal of teaching certificates. If the student sub- 
sequently wishes to pursue the M.A. or M.S. program, he or she must request an evaluation of 
the work. Under no circumstances may the student apply toward a degree program more than 
twelve ( 1 2) hours earned as a special student. 

M.A. AND M.S. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

Total Hours Required. The M.A. and M.S. programs consist of two distinct but similar el- 
ements. For the M.A. program, the student may elect to take twenty-seven (27) hours of course 
work and write a thesis for three (3) hours credit in order to satisfy the thirty-hour minimum 
requirement. The student may also elect not to write a thesis and take an additional three (3) 
hours of course work in order to satisfy the thirty-hour minimum requirement. For the M.S. 
program, the student may elect to take thirty-six (36) hours of course work and write a thesis 
for three (3) hours credit in order to satisfy the requirement of thirty-nine (39) total hours. The 
student may also elect not to write a thesis and take an additional three (3) hours of course 
work in order to satisfy the requirement of thirty-nine (39) hours. 

For the M.A program, three specific English courses are required: ENGL 700 - Literary 
Analysis and Criticism; ENGL 753 - Literary Research and Bibliography; and ENGL 755 - 
Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric. In addition, the student must take twelve 
(12) hours in African- American Literature and nine (9) hours in English and American Liter- 
ature. Moreover, a reading knowledge of French, German, or Spanish is required for the M.A. 
degree. (The student who elects the thesis option is required to take only nine (9) hours in 
African-American Literature.) 

For, the M.S. program, four specific English courses are required: ENGL 700 - Literary 
Analysis and Criticism; ENGL 730 - Directed Study in English; ENGL 753 - Literary Re- 
search and Bibliography; and ENGL 755 - Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric. 
In addition, five specific courses in Curriculum and Instruction are required: CUIN 619 - 
Learning Theories; CUIN 711- Research and Inquiry; CUIN 721 - Advanced Methods; CUIN 
728 - Technology in K-12 Schools; and CUIN 729 - Diversity Issues in K-12 Schools. 

Courses at the 700 level are open only to graduate students. For students in both programs, 
fifty percent of their course work must be at the 700 level. Therefore, students enrolled in the 
M.A. program must complete fifteen (15) hours of course work at the 700 level. Students in 
the M.S. program satisfy this requirement automatically because eight (8) of their required 
courses, totaling twenty-four (24) hours, are at the 700 level. (Students may apply 700 level 
professional education courses toward meeting this requirement.) All 600 level courses are 
open both to senior undergraduate students and to graduate students. 

Grades Required. Students in the programs must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point aver- 
age in order to satisfy the grade requirements of the program. If a student receives a C or lower 
in more than two (2) courses, he or she will be dropped from the program. 

Amount of Credit Accepted for Transfer. The Graduate School will accept six (6) semester 
hours of transfer credit from another institution for those students enrolled in degree programs. 

Other Requirements (Comprehensive and Thesis Examinations). For the M.A. and M.S. 
degrees, students must pass a three (3) hour written comprehensive examination administered 
by the English Department. The comprehensive examination will cover only material to which 
the student has been exposed in course work at A&T. The comprehensive examination may be 
taken twice. An additional comprehensive examination in education is required of persons pur- 
suing the M.S. degree. Those students who elect to write a thesis must meet the deadlines pro- 



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jected by the Graduate School in addition to standing for a one-hour oral examination which 
constitutes a defense of the thesis. The defense may be attempted twice. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Both the M.A. and M.S. degrees prepare students to pursue graduate study for the doctor- 
ate in English and related fields. The M.S. prepares students to teach on the secondary and col- 
lege levels. The M.A. degree is designed primarily to prepare students for college teaching and 
for admission to doctoral programs. 

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR M.A. DEGREE IN ENGLISH 
AND AFRICAN- AMERICAN LITERATURE 

Non-Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

1. Required: ENGL 700, 753, 755 

2. Twelve (12) hrs. from the following: ENGL 650, 652, 654, 656, 658, 660, 760, 762, 
764, 766 

3. Nine (9) hrs. from the following: ENGL 603, 628, 699, 701, 703, 705, 706, 707, 712, 
721,722,723,724,730,731 

4. Foreign Language: Demonstrated proficiency in French, Spanish, or German. 

Thesis Option: 30 semester hours required 

1 . Required: ENGL 700, 753, 754 

2. Nine (9) hrs. from the following: ENGL 650, 652, 654, 658, 660, 760, 762, 764, 766 

3. Nine (9) hrs. from the following: ENGL 603, 620, 628, 662, 702, 704, 720, 749, 750, 
751,752,755,770 

4. Foreign Language: Demonstrated proficiency in French, Spanish, or German. 

5. Thesis Research: ENGL 775 (3 semester hours) 

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR M.S. DEGREE IN ENGLISH EDUCATION 

Non-Thesis Option: 39 semester hours required 

1 . Required: ENGL 700, 730, 753, 755 

2. Required: CUIN 619, 711, 721, 728, 729 

3. One African- American Literature course from the following: ENGL 650, 652, 654, 
656, 658, 660, 760, 762, 764, 766 

4. One American Literature course from the following: ENGL 628, 721, 722, 723, 724 

5. One British Literature course from the following: ENGL 699, 701, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707 

6. One additional three-hour course in African- American, American, or British Literature 
from courses listed in numbers 3, 4, and 5. 

Thesis Option: 39 semester hours required 

1 . Required: ENGL 700, 730, 753, 754 

2. Required: CUIN 619,711,721,728, 729 

3. One African-American Literature course from the following: ENGL 650, 652, 654, 
656, 658, 660, 760, 762, 764, 766 

4. One American Literature course from the following: ENGL 628, 721, 722, 723, 724 

5. One British Literature course from the following: ENGL 699, 701, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707 

6. Thesis Research: ENGL 775 (3 semester hours) 



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ENGL 600 
ENGL 603 
ENGL 626 
ENGL 627 
ENGL 628 
ENGL 650 
ENGL 652 
ENGL 654 
ENGL 656 
ENGL 658 
ENGL 660 
ENGL 669 



ENGL 700 
ENGL 701 
ENGL 703 
ENGL 704 
ENGL 705 
ENGL 706 
ENGL 707 
ENGL 710 
ENGL 711 
ENGL 712 
ENGL 721 
ENGL 722 
ENGL 723 
ENGL 724 
ENGL 730 
ENGL 731 
ENGL 753 
ENGL 754 
ENGL 755 
ENGL 760 
ENGL 762 
ENGL 764 
ENGL 766 
ENGL 770 
ENGL 775 



Courses for Senior Undergraduates and for Graduates 

Language Variations in American English 

Introduction to Folklore 

Children's Literature 

Literature for Adolescents 

The American Novel 

African- American Folklore 

African- American Drama 

African- American Novel I 

African- American Novel II 

African- American Poetry I 

African- American Poetry II 

Medieval Literature 

Graduate Courses, Open Only to Graduate Students 

Literary Analysis and Criticism 

English Renaissance Literature 

Seventeenth-Century English Literature 

Eighteenth-Century English Literature 

Romantic Literature 

Victorian Literature 

Modern British Fiction 

Language Arts for Elementary Teachers I 

Language Arts for Elementary Teachers II 

Teaching of Freshman Writing 

Major American Writers I 

Major American Writers II 

Modern American Poetry 

American Multi-Cultural Literature 

Directed Study in English 

Technology in Teaching and Research in the Humanities 

Literary Research and Bibliography 

History and Structure of the English Language 

Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric 

Non-Fiction by African- American Writers 

Short Fiction by African- American Writers 

African- American Aesthetics 

Seminar in African- American Literature and Language 

Seminar 

Thesis Research 



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ENGLISH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Courses 

ENGL 600. Language Variations in American English Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a survey of regional and social dialects in the United States and a study of their 
interrelationship; examples of some of the motivations for dialectical divergences, especially 
in the instance of non-standard dialects; and a consideration of functional varieties and social 
dialect shifting. Prerequisite: English 310 or graduate standing. (Demand) 

ENGL 603. Introduction to Folklore Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2498) 

This course is a basic introduction to the study and appreciation of folklore. (Cross listed as 
Anthropology 603). (Summer/alternate years) 

ENGL 626. Children's Literature Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2476) 

This course is a study of the types of literature designed especially for students in elementary, 
intermediate, and middle schools. (Not accepted for credit toward graduate concentration in 
English.) Prerequisites: English 101, Humanities 200-201. (Fall; Spring; Summer) 

ENGL 627. Literature for Adolescents Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course acquaints prospective and in-service teachers with a wide variety of good litera- 
ture that is of interest to adolescents. Emphasis is on thematic approach to the study of litera- 
ture, continental writers, book selection, and motivation of students to read widely and 
independently with depth and understanding. Prerequisite: English 101, 200, and 201 or grad- 
uate standing. (Fall) 

ENGL 628. The American Novel Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2478) 

This course is a history of the American novel from Cooper to Faulkner; Melville, Twain, 
Howells, James, Dreiser, Lewis, Hawthorne, Faulkner and Hemingway will be included. Pre- 
requisite: English 210. (Demand) 

ENGL 650. African- American Folklore Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course studies folk tales, ballads, riddles, proverbs, superstitions, and folk songs of 
African-Americans. Parallels will be drawn between folklore peculiar to African-Americans 
and that of Africa, the Caribbean, and other nationalities. (Spring) 

ENGL 652. African- American Drama Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a detailed study of the dramatic theory and practice of African- American writ- 
ers against the backdrop of Continental and American trends. Special attention will be given 
to the works of major figures from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Works by Bon- 
temps, Cullen, Hughes, Hansberry, Ward, Davis, Baldwin, Baraka (Jones), Gordone, and 
Bullins will be included. (Demand) 

ENGL 654. African- American Novel I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an intensive bibliographical, critical, and interpretative study of novels by major 
African — American writers through 1940. Novelists emphasized include Dunbar, Chestnutt, 
Toomer, McKay, Larsen, Hurston, Griggs, Fauset, and Wright. (Fall) 

ENGL 656. African- American Novel II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an intensive bibliographical, critical, and interpretative study of novels by major 
African — American writers after 1940. Novelists emphasized include Wright, Ellison, Bald- 
win, Himes, Demby, Williams, Walker, Brooks, Petry, Gaines, and Mayfield. (Spring) 

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ENGL 658. African- American Poetry I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an intensive study of African- American poetry from its beginning to 1940, with 
special attention given to poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Poets to be studied include Terry, 
Hammon, Wheatley, A. A. Whitman, Horton, Braithwaite, J.W. Johnson, Home, Fenton John- 
son, George Douglas Johnson, McKay, Cullen, Cuney, and Hughes. (Demand) 

ENGL 660. African-American Poetry II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an intensive study of African- American poetry from 1940 to the present with 
considerable attention given to the revolutionary poets of the sixties and seventies. Poets to be 
studied include Hughes, Walker, F.M. Davis, Brooks, Brown, Hayden, Tolson, Lee, Reed, Gio- 
vanni, Angelou, Jeffers, Sanchez, Redmond, Fabio, Fields, and Baraka. (Fall) 

ENGL 699. Medieval Literature Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of the major English writers of the Middle Ages, including Chaucer, 
Malory, Langland, the "Gawain" poet, the "Everyman" playwright, and various other writers 
in the dramatic, religious, lyric, and ballad traditions. (Fall/alternate years) 

Graduate Students Only 

ENGL 700. Literary Analysis and Criticism Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2485) 

This course is an introduction to intensive textual analysis of poetry, prose fiction, prose non- 
fiction, and drama. A study is made of basic principles and practices in literary criticism and 
of the various schools of criticism from Plato to Eliot. (Summer) 

ENGL 701. English Renaissance Literature Credit (3-0) 

This course is a study of major prose and poetry, both dramatic and non-dramatic, of the En- 
glish Renaissance. Writers to be studied include More, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shake- 
speare. (Fall/alternate years) 

ENGL 703. Seventeenth-Century English Literature Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of major prose and poetry, both dramatic and non-dramatic, of Seven- 
teenth-Century English. Writers to be studied include Jonson, Donne, Bacon, Webster, Mar- 
veil, Milton, and Dryden. 
(Summer/alternate years) 

ENGL 704. Eighteenth-Century English Literature Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2487) 

This course is a study of the major prose and poetry writers of the Eighteenth Century in rela- 
tion to the cultural and literary trends. Dryden, Defoe, Swift, Fielding, Addison, Pope, John- 
son, and Blake will be included. (Demand) 

ENGL 705. Romantic Literature Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of English Romantic writers. Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, 
Shelley, Byron, Hazlitt, DeQuincey, and Lamb will be included. (Spring/alternate years) 

ENGL 706. Victorian Literature Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of Nineteenth-Century Victorian writing, including poetry, fiction, and 
non-fictional prose. Writers to be considered will include Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, the 
Rosettis, Carlyle, Mill, Dickens, the Brontes, Eliot, Thackeray, and Hardy. (Spring/alternate 
years) 



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ENGL 707. Modern British Fiction Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of English and Irish writers from the beginning of the Twentieth Cen- 
tury to the present. Authors to be considered include Joyce, Woolf, Forster, Lawrence, Mans- 
field, and Lessing. 
(Summer/alternate years) 

ENGL 710. Language Arts for Elementary Teachers I Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2488) 

This course is designed to provide elementary school teachers with an opportunity to discuss 
problems related to the language arts taught in the elementary school. (Not accepted for credit 
towards concentration in English.)) (Summer/alternate years) 

ENGL 711. Language Arts for Elementary Teachers II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of the study of relevant language situations with which elemen- 
tary teachers should be concerned. Emphasis will be placed on strategies for guiding pupils to 
explore the nature and structure of language and for teaching essential language skills. (Not 
accepted for credit towards concentration in English.)) (Summer/alternate years) 

ENGL 712. Teaching of Freshman Writing Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is required of all English graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), and is designed 
solely to provide an academic setting for the theoretical and practical components of teaching 
English 100. GTAs will discuss and implement writing assignments, exercises in literature and 
grammar, and the methods of leading class discussion. (Fall) 

ENGL 721. Major American Writers I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an intensive bibliographical, critical, and interpretive study of works by major 
American writers through 1900. Writers to be discussed will vary, and will include Bradstreet, 
Taylor, Poe, Hawthorne, Clemens, Whitman, Melville, Thoreau, Dickinson, and James, among 
several others. (Fall) 

ENGL 722. Major American Writers II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an intensive bibliographical, critical, and interpretive study of works by major 
American writers from 1900 to the present. Writers to be discussed will vary, and will include 
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Miller, Cummings, Frost, Updike, Oates, and Carver, 
among several others. (Spring) 

ENGL 723. Modern American Poetry Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an intensive study of Twentieth-Century American poetry. Special attention will 
be given to major movements, definitions of modernism, and individual poets. Authors to be 
considered include Frost, Eliot, Moore, Hughes, Williams, Brooks, and Dove. (Summer) 

ENGL 724. American Multi-Cultural Literature Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will examine the critical and historical perspectives of selected works by Native 
American, Asian American, and Hispanic (including American Chicano, Latino, and Puerto 
Rican) authors. Writers to be studied include Black Elk, Paula Gunn Allen, Joy Harjo, Louise 
Erdrich, N. Scott Momaday, Simon Ortiz, Leslie Marmon Silko, James Welch, Maxine Hong 
Kingston, Frank Chin, Amy Tan, Jose Garcia Villa, Rudolfo Anaya, Pat Mora, Tomas Rivera, 
Gary Soto, Victor Cruz Hernandez, and Sandra Cisneros. (Summer) 

ENGL 730. Directed Study in English Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an opportunity for students to pursue in-depth study in literary criticism, 
literature, linguistics, or writing. Also, work done in this course may serve as ground work for 
students pursuing the thesis option, developing a portfolio, or acquiring practicum experience. 
Repeatable once upon approval of departmental chair and/or coordinator of graduate studies 

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in English. Prerequisite: approval of, and prior consultation with, instructor. (Fall, Spring, 
Summer) 

ENGL 731. Technology in Teaching and Research in the 

Humanities Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course offers students the opportunity to develop and apply advanced technology in the 
areas of teaching and/or research in the humanities. Applications include the following: virtual 
reality, hypertext, hypermedia, distance learning, web-enhanced teaching, advanced research 
techniques, and hypertext bibliographies. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. (Spring) 

ENGL 753. Literary Research and Bibliography Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2493) 

This course is an introduction to tools and techniques used in investigation of literary subjects. 
(Fall) 

ENGL 754. History and Structure of the English Language Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2494) 

This course is a study of the changes in the English language — syntax, vocabulary, spelling, 
pronunciation, and usage — from the Fourteenth century through the Twentieth century. (De- 
mand) 

ENGL 755. Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric Credit 3 (3-0) 
(Formerly English 2495) 

This course is designed to provide secondary teachers of English with experiences in linguis- 
tics applied to modern grammar and composition. (Spring) 

ENGL 760. Non-fiction by African-American Writers Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course studies non-fiction by African- American writers, including slave narratives, auto- 
biographies, biographies, essays, letters, and orations. (Demand) 

ENGL 762. Short Fiction by African-American Writers Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an intensive examination of short fiction by African- American writers. Among 
those included are Chesnutt, Dunbar, Toomer, Hurston, McKay, Hughes, Bontemps, Wright, 
Clarke, Ellison, Fair, Alice Walker, Ron Milner, Julia Fields, Jean W. Smith, Petry, Baldwin, 
Kelley, and Baraka. (Spring/alternate years) 

ENGL 764. African- American Aesthetics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course defines those qualities of African- American literature that distinguish it from tra- 
ditional American literature through an analysis of theme, form, and technique as they appear 
in a representative sample of works by African- American writers. (Demand) 

ENGL 766. Seminar in African-American Literature and 

Language Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a topics course that will vary; focus will be on prominent themes and/or subjects treated 
by African-American writers from the beginning to the present. An attempt will be made to 
characterize systematically the idiom (modes of expression, style) of African-American writ- 
ers. (Demand) 

ENGL 770. Seminar Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly English 2499) 

This course provides an opportunity for presentation and discussion of a thesis, as well as se- 
lected library or original research projects from non-thesis candidates. Prerequisite: 15 hours 
of graduate-level courses in English. (Demand) 

ENGL 775. Thesis Research (Demand) Credit 3 (3-0) 

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Graphic Communication Systems and Technological Studies 

Nancy L. Glenz, Chairperson 

116 Price Hall 

(336) 334-7550 

glenzn@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 

1 . To develop advanced competencies in organizing and utilizing technical education strate- 
gies and methods. 

2. To further develop understandings and applications of objectives, principles, concepts, 
practices, and philosophies of Vocational and Technical Education. 

3. To further develop competencies in organizing, directing, and evaluating Technical Edu- 
cation programs, courses, and teaching-learning activities. 

4. To develop proficiencies in utilizing technological-educational problem solving and re- 
search techniques in Industrial, Vocational, and Technical Education programs. 

5. To further develop depth and/or breadth in technological competencies in the various 
fields of Technology Education. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Technology Education - Master of Science 
Vocational-Industrial Education - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

A. Unconditional Admission for "Advanced Licensure" in Technology Education or Voca- 
tional Industrial Education 

1. Baccalaureate degree from accredited undergraduate institution. 

2. Satisfactory scores on the "general" section of the GRE or other authorized examina- 
tion. 

3. Class A license in Technology Education or Vocational-Industrial Education. 

4. Satisfactory completion of all Graduate School requirements for admission to candi- 
dacy for a degree. 

5. Failure to meet any of these criteria may necessitate rejection of the application or the 
requirement of additional undergraduate work. 

B. Provisional Admission for "Advanced Licensure" 

Applicants who enter Technology Education and desire "Advanced licensure must hold or 
be qualified to possess the Class A license in the appropriate Technology Education Option. 
Students are advised of graduate and undergraduate course requirements necessary to qualify 
for specific North Carolina "A" and "Advanced Licensure" teaching or director licenses in 
Technology Education. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

Technology Education Major. Masters degree candidates must complete a minimum of 39 
semester hours of graduate level courses, which include: a 12 semester hour concentration of 
Technology Education courses leading to "advanced licensure" in Technology Education 
teaching. Other course requirements must include 12 semester hours of professional education 

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courses and 15 semester hours in required courses for the thesis or non-thesis option. The 
grade point average in the graduate program must be 3.0 or better. (See license note below.) 

Vocational-Industrial Education Major. Masters degree candidates must complete a mini- 
mum of 39 semester hours of graduate level courses, which include: a 12 semester hour con- 
centration of Vocational Industrial Education courses leading to advanced licensure for either 
Trade and Industrial teachers or Local Directors of Vocational Education. Other course re- 
quirements must include 12 semester hours of professional education courses and 15 semester 
hours in required courses for the thesis or non-thesis option. The grade point average in the 
graduate program must be 3.0 or better. (See certification note below). 

Persons with technical preparation and interest in post secondary education or technical 
training programs in private industry, which do not require teacher licensure by the State of 
North Carolina, may pursue a masters degree in Vocational Industrial Education Option III, but 
will not be qualified to receive either "A" or advanced teaching licenses. 

Note: Candidates pursuing Masters degrees in either Technology Education or Vocational 
Industrial Education may also qualify for North Carolina license in Industrial Cooperative 
Education/Work Development. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Excellent employment opportunities exist for persons holding advanced degrees in all 
areas of Technology Education. Public schools in North Carolina and elsewhere are in constant 
need of securing certified teachers, supervisors, and administrators for Technology programs. 

Many career opportunities also exist for Technology Education specialists in occupations 
that do not require state teacher certification. These persons are employed as teachers, training 
directors, supervisors, and managers in post secondary schools and colleges or in the private 
sector of industry. 

CURRICULUM 

Required Core Courses 

All Options (27 semester hours) 

Professional Education Courses : 

CUIN 619 Learning Theories 3 sh 

CUIN721 Advanced Methods 3 sh 

CUIN 711 Research and Inquiry: Fundamentals for Teachers 3 sh 

CUIN 729 Diversity Issues in Public Schools 3 sh 

12 sh 

Required courses for Thesis Option : 

TECH 672 Curriculum Development in Technological Education 

TECH 762 Evaluation of Technological Education Programs 

TECH 767 Research and Literature in Technological Education 

TECH 769 Thesis Research 

TECH 768 Technological Seminar 



Required courses for Non-thesis Option 

TECH 672 Curriculum Development in Technological Education 

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3sh 


3sh 


3sh 


3sh 


3sh 


sub total 15 sh 


3sh 


159 



TECH 762 Evaluation of Technological Education Programs 

TECH 767 Research and Literature in Technological Education 

TECH 717/718 Special Problems I/II 

TECH 768 Technological Seminar 



3sh 
3sh 
3sh 
3sh 
sub total 15 sh 



Major Concentrations (12 semester hours required from selected specialty options) 

(Select 12 semester hours from the following list or other appropriate graduate courses in 
consultation with graduate advisor. Each course in the list is 3 semester hours.) 

Specialized courses in Technology Education : 

TECH 608 Study of Technology 

TECH 617 Introduction to Coordination of Industry and Education Partnerships 

TECH 618 Technological Education for Special Needs Students 

TECH 619 Construction Systems for Technological Education 

TECH 620 Manufacturing Systems for Technological Education 

TECH 621 Communication Systems for Technological Education 

TECH 622 Transportation Systems for Technological Education 

TECH 623 Research and Development in Technological Education 

TECH 626 Curriculum Modification in Technological Education for Special Needs 

Population 

TECH 664 Occupational Exploration for Middle Grades 

TECH 665 Middle Grades Industrial Laboratory 

TECH 669 Safety in the Instructional Environment of Technological Education 

TECH 682 Computer Applications for Education and Industrial Training 

TECH 715 Advanced Research and Development Practices for Technological 

Education 

TECH 7 1 7 Special Problems I 

TECH 7 1 8 Special Problems II 

TECH 731 Advanced Graphic Techniques 

TECH 763 Technological Education for Elementary Grades 

GCS 630 Multimedia and Videography 

GCS 63 1 Advanced Computer Aided Design 

GCS 632 Graphic Animation 

GCS 634 Advanced Multimedia and Videography 

GCS 635 Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications Technology 

GCS 636 Electronic Imaging and Distance learning 

GCS 670 Electronic Imaging and Graphic Communication 

GCS 719 Seminar in Computer Aided Drafting and Design 

Specialized courses in Vocational Industrial Education : 

Option I: Trade and Industrial Education 

GCS 601 Advanced Flexography Methods 

GCS 610 Internship in Industry I 

GCS 611 Internship in Industry II 

GCS 616 Electronic Imaging and Graphic Communication 

GCS 630 Multimedia and Videography 

GCS 63 1 Advanced Computer Aided Design 



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GCS 632 Graphic Animation 

GCS 633 Advanced Machine Design and Drafting 

GCS 634 Advanced Multimedia and Videography 

GCS 635 Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications Technology 

GCS 636 Electronic Imaging and Distance Learning 

GCS 644 Advanced Architectural Drafting and Design 

GCS 719 Seminar in Computer Aided Drafting and Design 

GCS 731 Advanced Graphic Techniques 

TECH 660 Career Development and Work-based Learning 

TECH 661 Workforce Development Program Planning and Management 

TECH 663 History and Philosophy of Technological Education 

TECH 664 Occupational Exploration for Middle Grades 

TECH 665 Middle Grades Industrial Laboratory 

TECH 669 Safety in the Instructional Environment of Technological Education 

TECH 670 Introduction to Workplace Training and Development 

TECH 671 Methods and Techniques of Workplace Training and Development 

TECH 682 Computer Applications for Education and Industrial Training 

TECH 7 1 7 Special Problems I 

TECH 7 1 8 Special Problems II 

CUIN 605 Concepts in Career Education 

Option II: Vocational Education Director 

GCS 610 Internship in Industry I 

GCS 611 Internship in Industry II 

GCS 719 Seminar in Computer Aided Drafting and Design 

TECH 663 History and Philosophy of Technological Education 

TECH 669 Safety in the Instructional Environment of Technological Education 

TECH 7 1 7 Special Problems I 

TECH 7 1 8 Special Problems II 

TECH 764 Administration and Supervision of Technological Education 

ADED 773 Leadership 

CUIN 612 Instructional Design 

CUIN 709 Administration and Supervision 

CUIN 723 Principles of Teaching 

Option HI: Technical Education (Postsecondary/Private Industry) 

GCS 610 Internship in Industry I 

GCS 611 Internship in Industry II 

TECH 663 History and Philosophy of Technological Education 

TECH 669 Safety in the Instructional Environment of Technological Education 

TECH 670 Introduction to Workplace Training and Development 

TECH 67 1 Methods and Techniques of Workplace Training and Development 

TECH 682 Computer Applications for Education and Industrial Training 

TECH 7 1 7 Special Problems I 

TECH 7 1 8 Special Problems II 

TECH 764 Administration and Supervision of Technological Education 

TECH 766 Curriculum Laboratories in Industrial Settings 

ADED 714 The Community College and Postsecondary Education 



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ADED 773 Leadership 

ADED 776 Principles of College teaching 

ADED 777 Seminar in Higher Education 

ADED 778 Student Personnel Services 

ADED 779 Technical Education in Community Colleges 

TOTAL 39 

Note: GCS 667 Independent Studies in Technological Education I and GCS 668 Inde- 
pendent Studies in Technological Education II may be substituted for selected 
courses with consent of advisor. 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION 
SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGICAL STUDIES 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

GCS-601. Advanced Flexographic Methods Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course is designed to develop advanced proficiency in flexographic printing. It includes 
the prediction of future flexographic markets, products, substrates, inks, solvents, and indus- 
try standards for color processing. 

TECH-608. Study of Technology Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course emphasizes contemporary methods of developing problem solving skills through 
the four technologically adaptive systems (communications, construction, manufacturing, 
transportation), mathematics and science. 

TECH-610. Internship in Industry I Credit 3 (0-7) 

Students participate in an industrial setting during a semester in his major field of interest. 
He/she will be evaluated during the inernship and keep a field diary of events and experiences. 
Three semester hours is the maximum to be earned during semester. 

TECH-611. Internship in Industry II Credit 3 (0-7) 

Students participate in an industrial setting during a semester in his major field of interest. 
He/she will be evaluated on reports from industry and a field diary of events and experiences. 
Three semester hours is the maximum to be earned during a semester. 

TECH-617. Introduction to Coordination of Industry and Education 

Partnerships Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the interrelationship, organizational structure, and logistics of industry 
and education partnerships. Topics include establishing guidelines, developing networks, co- 
ordinating personnel, supervising participants, and evaluating performance. 

TECH-618. Technological Education for Special Needs Students Credit 3 (3-0) 

Opportunities are provided for teachers, counselors, and administrators to improve their skills 
in working with disadvantaged/handicapped learners in technological education. Emphasis 
will be placed on motivational and creative instructional strategies, discipline, drug awareness, 
and module development. 

TECH-619. Construction Systems for Technological Education Credit 3 (2-2) 
The evolution of construction and construction systems on human and societal development 
will be discussed. Teaching strategies regarding construction systems including design, engi- 
neering, site preparation, foundations, superstructure, mechanical systems, and clearing and 



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finishing the structure will be studied. Laboratory activities will be included appropriate for 
secondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-620. Manufacturing Systems for Technological 

Education Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will cover the organization, product design, and production systems associated 
with manufacturing. It will emphasize teaching strategies and curriculum development in re- 
lation to manufacturing systems. Laboratory activities will be included appropriate for sec- 
ondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-621. Communication Systems for Technological 

Education Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course studies the communication systems model and its application to sending and re- 
ceiving messages. Topics include planning and producing graphically and electronically gen- 
erated messages to individual and mass audiences. Laboratory activities will be included 
appropriate for secondary, post- secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-622. Transportation Systems for Technological 

Education Credit 3 (2-2) 

The significance of the evolution of transportation and transportation systems on human and 
societal development will be studied. Topics include the roles of land, air, water, space, and 
energy systems on rural, urban, and suburban lifestyles. Laboratory activities will be included 
appropriate for secondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-623. Research and Development in Technological 

Education Credit 3 (2-2) 

This is a synthesis course where students research problems relative to any one of the four 
technological systems (Communications, Transportation, Construction, Manufacturing) and 
develop solution(s) to the identified problem(s). The interrelationship among the four techno- 
logical systems will be explored. Laboratory activities will be included as appropriate for sec- 
ondary, post-secondary, and industrial settings. 

TECH-626. Curriculum Modification in Technological Education for Special 
Needs Populations Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines program modifications for disadvantaged/handicapped learners in tech- 
nological education. Topics include curriculum adaptation, instructional planning, teaching 
strategies, media development, and performance assessment for special needs learners. 

GCS-630. Multimedia and Videography Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course covers the development and utilization of multimedia presentations and videogra- 
phy in the educational environment. Topics include principles of composition, planning, edit- 
ing, and producing multimedia presentations appropriate for educational or industrial settings. 
Computers and software packages will be used to develop the presentations. 

GCS-631. Advanced Computer-Aided Design Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course focuses on developing knowledge and skill with computer software used with 
solid modeling and the use of computer software to generate these models. Emphasis will also 
be placed on the creation of wire-frame and surface models. Analysis, fabrication and docu- 
mentation of these models will be addressed. 

GCS-632. Graphic Animation Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course deals with the creation and manipulation of computer generated geometric shapes 
and models. Topics include creation of 3D scenes, assignment of materials, lights and textures, 
keyframing, rendering, and animation. 

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GCS-633. Advanced Machine Design and Drafting Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course covers advanced drafting and design techniques associated with machine com- 
ponets and assembly. Topics include tool design and material selection, work-holding princi- 
ples, design of jigs, fixtures and press working tools, inspection and gaging, joining processes, 
modular tooling, and economics of design. 

GCS-634. Advanced Multimedia and Videography Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course provides advanced strategies and techniques in the development of multimedia 
presentations and videography. State of the art equipment will be used in addition to comput- 
ers and software packages to produce professional presentations. 

GCS-635. Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications 

Technology Credit 3 (2-2) 

Advanced principles in graphic reproduction. Study of color applications, photographic appli- 
cations, design and pre-press techniques. Technical experiences in reproduction methods and 
quality control. 

GCS-636. Electronic Imaging in Distance Learning Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course integrates the strategies and techniques of electronic imaging into distance learn- 
ing applications. Areas of emphasis include Web page development and management unique 
to distance learning delivery systems for the internet. 

GCS-637. Industrial and Customer Relations in Graphic 

Communications Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on industrial and customer relations within the field of graphic communi- 
cations. Responsibilities and duties of the manager and his/her relationship to higher-level su- 
pervisors, subordinates, associates and customers are examined. Emphasis is placed on 
developing skills essential for persuasive communication. 

GCS-644. Advanced Architectural Drafting and Design Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course covers advanced drafting and design techniques associated with the building in- 
dustries. Topics include the development of working drawings, site plans, elevations, sections, 
and details in accordance with building codes. Upon completion the student should be able to 
plan and develop architectural drawings that comply with accepted architectural standards and 
procedures. 

TECH-660. Career Development and Work-based Learning Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers implementation strategies for various work-based learning programs that 
will prepare youth to enter the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on going beyond the class- 
room into the community to develop workplace knowledge and skills. 

TECH-661. Workforce Development Program Planning and 

Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers principles and strategies of program planning and management for work- 
force development. Emphasis will be placed on scheduling, federal and state regulations, pro- 
cedures and special issues. 

TECH-662. Technological Education Course Construction Credit 3 (3-0) 

Selecting, organizing, and integrating objectives, content, media and materials appropriate to 
technological courses will be discussed. Topics include strategies and techniques of designing 
and implementing group and individual teaching-learning activities, constructing teacher- 
made instructional aides and devices, and curriculum planning and design. 



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TECH-663. History and Philosophy of Technological Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the chronological and philosophical development of technological edu- 
cation with special emphasis on its growth and function in American schools. 

TECH-664. Occupational Exploration for Middle Grades Credit 3 (3-0) 

Designed for persons who teach or plan to teach middle grades occupational exploration pro- 
grams. Emphasis will be placed on occupational exploration in the curriculum, sources and 
uses of occupational information, approaches to middle grades teaching, and philosophy and 
concepts of occupational education. 

TECH-665. Middle Grades Industrial Laboratory Credit 3 (3-0) 

Course organization, teaching strategies, resource and facilities for teaching industrial-techno- 
logical career exploration in Middle Grades is stressed. Emphasis is on occupational clusters 
in manufacturing, construction, communication, transportation, fine arts, and public service. 

GCS-667. Independent Studies in Technological Education I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course involves intensive study in the field of technological education under the direction 
of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate studies coordinator. 

GCS-668. Independent Studies in Technological Education II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course involves intensive inquiry in the field of technological education under the direc- 
tion of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate studies coordinator. 

TECH-669. Safety in the Instructional Environment of Technological 

Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the principles and techniques of organizing and supervising safety in 
technological education. Topics include instructional strategies, state and national laws, spe- 
cial hazards, color coding, and accident analysis. 

GCS-670. Electronic Imaging in Graphic Communication Credit 3 (2-2) 

Theory, principles and practices of electronic non-impact printing are investigated in class. 
Students will be given opportunities to explain, visit and utilize current non-impact printing 
systems through visits to industrial settings, classroom projects and special demonstrations. 

TECH-670. Introduction to Workplace Training and 

Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

Overview of the field of training and development. Management concerns related to organiz- 
ing, operating, and financing training and development programs are discussed. Roles com- 
mon to practitioners across the broad field of Human Resource Development are covered. 
Interpersonal perspectives and implications for the future are included. 

TECH-671. Methods and Techniques for Workplace Training and 

Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

Emphasis on the methods and techniques common to exemplary training programs. Designing 
learning programs and selecting appropriate media methods and resources using sound theo- 
retical framework is the goal. Evaluation of programs and instruction is discussed. 

TECH-672. Curriculum Development Using Microcomputers in 

Technological Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will focus on the theory, principles, concepts and philosophy of curriculum de- 
velopment. Topics include utilization of microcomputers, creation of learning activity pack- 
ages, and integration of resources. 



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TECH-682. Computer Applications for Education and 

Industrial Training Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course deals with strategies and techniques for the utilization of the computer for net- 
working, videoconferencing, and distance learning. It also covers satellite and teleconferenc- 
ing in addition to information services and the Internet as vehicles to assist in the educational 
process. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

TECH-715. Advanced Research and Development Practices for 

Technological Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is concerned with research and problem-solving related to technical subsystems of 
technological education. Emphasis is placed on research procedure and techniques, innova- 
tions or inventions, and the results from the research. 

TECH-717. Special Problems I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an advanced study in modern technology that deals with recent developments, 
trends, practices and procedures in industries. Learning activities include individual and group 
research and experimentation involving selection, design, development, and evaluation of 
technical reports and instructional materials. 

TECH-718. Special Problems II Credit 3 (3-0) 

Individual study related to modern technology including research and experimentation in- 
volving selection, design, development, and evaluation of instructional materials will be the 
focus of this course. 

TECH-719. Seminar in computer Aided Drafting and Design Credit 3 (2-2) 
This course surveys the CADD software packages currently used in industrial and educational 
fields. It explores the uses and applications of these packages, and covers the transfer of data 
across platforms. Strengths of various software packages for special situations are emphasized. 

GCS-731. Advanced Graphical Techniques Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course is designed to study the applications of American National Standards Institute 
(ANSI) and International Standards Organization (ISO) drafting standards, computer aided 
graphical problem solving techniques, drafting methods in certain specialty areas, and differ- 
ent conventions related to tolerancing. Use of literature and research is expected. 

GCS-733. Graphic Communications Organization and 

Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course discusses formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and 
managing conflict and change. Emphasis will be placed on different management practices 
and leadership styles as they relate to satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, 
productivity, and profitability in the graphic communications industry. 

TECH-762. Evaluation of Technological Education Programs Credit 3 (3-0) 
This course examines standards, criteria, and strategies for evaluating technological education 
curricula, facilities, personnel, and programs. Activities include designing and conducting. 

TECH-763. Technological Education for Elementary Grade Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course includes the rationale, philosophy, concepts, curricula, resources, learning activi- 
ties, methods, and evaluation for technological education in the elementary grades. 



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TECH-764. Supervision and Administration of Technological 

Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines the relationship of technological education to the general curriculum and 
the administrative responsibilities involved. Courses of study, costs, coordination problems, 
class and laboratory organization, and the development of an effective program of supervision 
will be emphasized. 

TECH-765. Evaluation of Training in Industrial Settings Credit 3 (3-0) 

Study and application of principles of evaluation in industrial training settings. Emphasis is 
placed on test construction, measurement techniques, and evaluation results. 

TECH-766. Curriculum Laboratories in Industrial Settings Credit 3 (3-0) 

Development and preparation of instructional materials for industrial classroom use. Students 
select and develop significant areas of instruction for use in industrial settings. Modularized 
instruction that relates to industrial settings is studied for use and application in the private sec- 
tor of business and industry. Opportunities are provided for review of actual industrial train- 
ing materials. 

TECH-767. Research and Literature in Technological Education Credit 3 (3-0) 
This course studies research techniques applied to technical and educational papers and thesis 
classification of research. Topics include selection of subjects; delineation and planning of 
procedures; collection, organization and interpretation of data; and review of literature in tech- 
nological education. 

TECH-768. Technological Seminar Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to enable non-thesis graduate majors to conclude educational and tech- 
nical investigations. Each student is expected to plan and complete a research paper and pre- 
sent a summary of the findings to the seminar. Prerequisite: TECH 767. 

TECH-769. Thesis Research Credit 3 (3-0) 



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Health, Physical Education and Recreation 



Deborah J. Callaway, Chairperson 

Suite 215 Corbett Gymnasium 

(336) 334-7719 

deborahc @ ncat.edu 

http://www.ncat.edu/~schofed/ 



OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of graduate study in the Department of Health, Physical Education and 
Recreation are: 

1 . To provide knowledge of statistics, research and scientific foundations in Physical Educa- 
tion 

2. To integrate physical education with general education through an interdisciplinary cur- 
riculum. 

3. To provide physical education specializations in administration, teacher education, applied 
human performance, and adapted physical education. 

4. To provide computer technology experiences for the students in the program. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Health and Physical Education - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Persons applying for graduate study in the Department of Health Physical Education and 
Recreation at North Carolina A&T State University must obtain an application for admittance 
from the School of Graduate Studies. A student wishing to be accepted as a candidate for the 
Teaching option must hold a Class A teaching certificate. If a person does not qualify for cer- 
tification appropriate undergraduate or graduate courses may be taken to correct this defi- 
ciency. Applicants must make satisfactory scores on the GRE or other authorized 
examinations. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

The non-thesis option requires 39 semester hours and the thesis option requires 42 
semester hours. The graduate program offers five options: 

• M.S. in Physical Education/Teacher Education 

• M.S. in Physical Education/Teacher Education in Adapted Physical Education 

• M.S. in Physical Education/Professional Non-Teaching 

• M.S. In Physical Education/Professional Non-Teaching in Adapted Physical Education 

• Teaching Licensure Only/Lateral Entry 

Non-Teaching — A student may complete the Master's Degree in the non-teaching option 
without meeting state licensure requirements for teaching. This option is designed for individ- 
uals working in the field or related fields where a teaching license is not required. This option 
will not lead to any form of teacher licensure . 



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Licensure Only — The Licensure Only option is available to those individuals wishing to 
satisfy North Carolina teaching licensure requirements. Individuals must possess an earned un- 
dergraduate degree and must remove undergraduate deficiencies at the beginning of his/her 
graduate studies. Students pursuing licensure must apply for admission to the Teacher Educa- 
tion Program and pass Praxis II prior to pursuing student teaching. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

A degree in this field provides content for students preparing for careers in the public 
schools, college and junior college teaching, research, public service and further academic ad- 
vancement. 

COURSES 

Advanced Undergraduate 

Health EducationCredits 

PHED 65 1 Personal School and Community Health Problems 3 

PHED 652 Methods and Materials in Health Education for 

Elementary School Teachers 3 
Graduate Only 

PHED 700 Evaluation of Atypical Motor Performance 3 

PHED 721 Current Problems and Trends in Physical Education 3 

PHED 723 Supervision in Health and Physical Education 3 

PHED 73 1 Exercise Physiology 3 

PHED 732 Sport Psychology 3 

PHED 733 Motor Learning and Performance 3 

PHED 742 Administration of Interscholastic and Intercollegiate 

Athletics 3 

PHED 760 Program Development in Adapted Physical Activity 3 

PHED 761 Early Childhood Adapted Physical Activity 3 

PHED 762 The Teaching of Adapted Physical Activity 3 

PHED 784 Research Statistics for Physical Education 3 

PHED 785 Research Methods in Physical Education 3 

PHED 786 Scientific Foundations of Human Movement 3 

PHED 798 Research Seminar 3 

PHED 799 Thesis 3 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
AND RECREATION 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Courses 

PHED-651. Personal, School and Community Health Problem Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to examine and assess personal, school and community health prob- 
lems. Emphasis is placed on the development of a personal health profile, contemporary health 
issues affecting students in grades K-12 and the examination of community agencies. The 
course includes campus based and field experiences. 



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PHED-652. Methods and Materials in Health Education for 

Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of the fundamentals of the school health program, pupil needs, methods, planning in- 
struction, teaching techniques, and selection and evaluation of materials for the elementary 
and secondary programs, and the use of community resources. 

PHED-700. Evaluation of Atypical Motor Performance Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course is designed to study the various methods of assessing and evaluating atypical 
motor performance. Emphasis is placed on ecologically-based data collection, interpretation, 
and instruction. A practicum is required. 

PHED-721. Current Problems and Trends in Physical Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed for experienced teachers to address problems in teaching and coach- 
ing on all educational levels. Trends and the future direction of the profession will be ad- 
dressed through research and class discussion. 

PHED-723. Supervision in Health and Physical Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an in depth study of management theories and policies applicable to the admin- 
istration of Health and Physical Education classes at all levels elementary through higher ed- 
ucation. The planning, implementing and evaluating of classroom activities are emphasized. 

PHED-731. Exercise Physiology Credit (2-1) 

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the application of principles 
and theories of physiology as it applies to the physical training and conditioning of athletes for 
sports participation. 

PHED-732. Sport Psychology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is the study of current and classical theories of sport psychology as applied to 
human performance. Emphasis is placed upon motivation, attention, anxiety, human factors 
and cognitively based psychological skills training programs 

PHED-733. Motor Learning and Performance Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is the study of current theories and principles of human motor behavior as applied 
to the acquisition and analysis of motor skills. Emphasis will be placed upon learning con- 
cepts, practice, arousal, methodology, transfer and distribution. 

PHED-742. Administration of Interscholastic and 

Intercollegiate Athletics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to provide management theories and principles for the organization 
and administration of interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics. The components of budget- 
ing, scheduling, staffing, coordination, planning and legal liability will be thoroughly dis- 
cussed. 

PHED-760. Program Development in Adapted Physical Activity Credit 3 (2-2) 
This course is designed to study the various approaches in developing adapted physical activ- 
ity programs for individuals with disabilities, with emphasis on ecological approach. Content 
focus is placed on inclusion, diversity, and non-categorical elements of program development, 
implementation, and evaluation. A practicum is required. 

PHED-761. Early Childhood Adapted Physical Activity Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course focuses on the planning, implementation and evaluation of inclusive motor devel- 
opment programs for very young children with special needs. Emphasis is placed on current 
practices in assessment and programming, family involvement, and playground safety. A 
practicum is required. 



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PHED-762. The Teaching of Adapted Physical Activity Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course is designed to study and apply various instructional approaches to the teaching of 
adapted physical activity in an inclusive setting. Emphasis is placed on instructional styles and 
strategies, organizational techniques, and teaching effectiveness within an ecological frame- 
work. Internship is required. 

PHED-784. Research Statistics for Physical Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to give the student a sound foundation in the principles and applica- 
tions of various statistical methods as they relate to conducting and evaluating research in 
Physical Education. The course includes descriptive statistics, probability theory, sampling 
distribution, inferences about means and standard deviations, hypothesis testing, regression, 
correlation, Chi-square and non-parametric methods. 

PHED-786. Scientific Foundations of Human Movement Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to discuss and explore the scientific base and approaches to studying 
human movement, including ethical decision making in human movement research. 

PHED-798. Research Seminar Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to provide the students with a culminating experience by conducting 
writing and presenting a research project to a forum of students and faculty. Prerequisites: 
Cuin 711, PHED 784, PHED 786 and completion of 50% of the course of studies. 

PHED-799. Thesis 

An in-depth research project in the area of physical education. Each student will have an ad- 
visor and Thesis Committee, in accordance with the procedures within the Graduate School, 
who will provide guidelines in the completion of the study. Each student will present his/her 
findings and will provide a successful defense before the Thesis Committee. 



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History 

Olen Cole, Jr., Chairperson 
324 Gibbs Hall 
(336)334-7831 
coleo@ncat.edu 



The Master of Science program builds upon the knowledge and skills already mastered by 
teachers at the undergraduate level. The required 15 hours of advanced professional core 
courses and the 24 hours of courses in the content area provide opportunities for teachers to 
advance their knowledge of pedagogy and content. Courses in content and the professional ed- 
ucation core are designed to connect with and enhance what teachers are actually doing in their 
classrooms. The role, use, integration, and application of technology in the planning and teach- 
ing process are also emphasized. The major goal is to produce social studies educators, teach- 
ers, leaders, and scholars, who are catalysts for learning. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

History Education - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

In addition to the general requirements specified in the description of the degree program 
in Education, a student wishing to be accepted as a candidate for the degree of Master of Sci- 
ence in Education with a concentration in History must hold or be qualified to hold a Class A 
teaching certificate in History or Social Studies. If a person does not qualify for certification, 
appropriate undergraduate or graduate courses may be taken to correct this deficiency. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

The skills and knowledge learned in history and social science courses can lead to careers 
in education, journalism, business, archives and museums, international affairs, and govern- 
ment service, among others. The M.S. Degree Program in History Education prepares students 
for classroom teaching in secondary schools. Businesses also find that teacher education grad- 
uates make good human relations specialists, personnel directors, technical writers, sales man- 
agers, directors of training programs, and administrators. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

To complete the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Education with a con- 
centration in History, the student may elect the thesis option or the non-thesis option. A com- 
prehensive examination is required in History as well as in Education. Students must maintain 
a grade point average of 3.0. 

PROGRAM OF STUDY 

Required History Content Area Courses 24 hours 

HIST 735 Historiography (3) 

HIST 610 Seminar in the History of Twentieth Century Technology (3) 

HIST 730 Seminar in History (3) 

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HIST (United States History) (3) 

HIST (European History (3) 

HIST (Courses/Non-Western History/minorities) (6) 

Social Science Elective (Non-Thesis Option) (3) 

HIST 750 Thesis in History (Thesis Option) (3) 

Professional Education Core Courses 15 hours 

1 . CUIN 619 Learning Theories (3) 

2. CUIN 7 1 2 Advanced Methods (3) 

3. CUIN 729 Diversity Issues in K-12 Public Schools (3) 

4. CUIN 711 Methods and Techniques of Research (3) 

5. CUIN 728 Integrating Technology into the K-12 Curriculum (3) 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

1. Research Project or Thesis 

2. Performance-Based Portfolio 

3. Comprehensive Examination 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES OF THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN 
EDUCATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN HISTORY 

Students in the M.S. degree program in History Education are provided the opportunity to: 

1 . Acquire advanced knowledge of pedagogical and thematic subject matter standards of the 
social studies curriculum. 

2. Acquire advanced knowledge of major historiographical schools of thought and signifi- 
cant periods of history. 

3. Become more aware of the contributions of historical and social science research to pol- 
icy analysis and decision making. 

4. Understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and be able to create teach- 
ing and learning strategies that address the needs of diverse learners. 

5. Understand the impact of various groups, institutions, and nations on global history and 
development. 

6. Improve performance and practice through self-evaluation, reflection, and applied re- 
search. 

7. Understand how to select appropriate objectives consistent with state and local curriculum 
guide lines, the learning needs of students, and the standards established by the National 
Council of Social Studies and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium 
(INTASC). 

8. To demonstrate instructional leadership as an individual and collaboratively. 

History Courses 

HIST 600 The British Colonies and the American Revolution 

HIST 603 Civil War and Reconstruction 

HIST 605 Twentieth Century Russian History 

HIST 606 United States History, 1900-1932 

HIST 607 United States History, 1932-Present 

HIST 610 Seminar in the History of Twentieth Century Technology 

HIST 615 Seminar in African- American History 

HIST 6 1 6 Seminar in African History 

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HIST 617 Readings in African History 

HIST 618 The African Diaspora 

HIST 620 Seminar in Asian History 

HIST 621 Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean History 

HIST 626 Revolutions in the Modern World 

HIST 628 The Civil Rights Movement 

HIST 629 Seminar on the History of Early Modern Europe 

HIST 630 Seminar in European History, 1815-1914 

HIST 631 Studies in Twentieth Century Europe, 1914 to the Present 

HIST 633 Independent Study in History 

HIST 701 Recent United States Diplomatic History 

HIST 712 Twentieth Century African- American History 

HIST 730 Seminar in History 

HIST 735 Historiography 

HIST 740 History, Social Science, and Contemporary World Problems 

HIST 750 Thesis in History 

Geography Courses 

GEOG 640 Topics in Geography of the United States and Canada 

GEOG 641 Topics in World Geography 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR HISTORY 

HIST-600. The British Colonies and the American Revolution Credit 3 (3-0) 

The planting and maturation of the English colonies of North America. Relationships between 
Europeans, Indians, and transplanted Africans, constitutional development, religious ferment, 
and the colonial economy are studied. 

HIST-603. Civil War and Reconstruction Credit 3 (3-0) 

Causes as well as constitutional and diplomatic aspects of the Civil War, the role of the 
African-American in slavery, in war, and in freedom; and the socio-economic and political as- 
pects of Congressional Reconstruction and the emergence of the New South are studied. 

HIST-605. Twentieth Century Russian History Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a reading, research, and discussion course that examines history of Twentieth century 
Russia with special emphasis on the Russian Revolution, the development of Communist so- 
ciety, the impact and legacy of Stalin, relations with the United States and other countries dur- 
ing the Cold War, the demise of the Soviet Union, and current problems facing post-Soviet 
Russia. 

HIST-606. U.S. History, 1900-1932 Credit 3 (3-0) 

Emphasizes political, economic, social, cultural and diplomatic developments from 1900 to 
1932 with special attention to their effect upon the people of the United States and their influ- 
ence on the changing role of the U.S. in world affairs. 

HIST-607. U.S. Since 1932-Present Credit 3 (3-0) 

With special emphasis on the Great Depression, New Deal, the Great Society, and the ex- 
panding role of the United States as a world power, World War II, Cold War, Korean and Viet- 
nam conflicts are studied. Major themes include the origin, consolidation, and expansion of 
the New Deal, the growth of executive power, the origins and spread of the Cold war, civil lib- 



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erties, and civil rights, and challenges for the extension of political and economic equality and 
the protection of the environment. 

HIST-610. Seminar in the History of Twentieth Century 

Technology Credit 3 (3-0) 

A reading, research, and discussion that investigates the development and, especially, the im- 
pact of major Twentieth century technologies. Attention will also be given to the process of in- 
vention, the relationship between science and technology, and the ethical problems associated 
with some contemporary technologies. 

HIST-615. Seminar in African-American History Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a reading, research, and discussion course that concentrates on various aspects of the 
life and history of African- Americans. The emphasis is placed on historiography and major 
themes including nationalism, black leadership and ideologies, and economic development. 

HIST-616. Seminar in African History Credit 3 (3-0) 

Research, writing, and discussion on selected topics in African history. 

HIST-617. Readings in African History Credit 3 (3-0) 

(By arrangement with instructor.) 

HIST-618. The African Diaspora Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is an advanced reading, research, and discussion course on the historical experience of 
people of African descent in a global context. It examines the worldwide dispersal and dis- 
placement of Africans over time, emphasizing their migration and settlement abroad over the 
past five centuries. 

HIST-620. Seminar in Asian History Credit 3 (3-0) 

Research, writing, and selected topics in Asian history. 

HIST-621. Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean History Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course requires research, writing, and discussion of selected topics in Latin American and 
Caribbean History including, urban and rural conflicts, social revolution, race relations, prob- 
lems of underdevelopment, and contemporary issues. 

HIST-626. Revolutions in the Modern World Credit 3 (3-0) 

A seminar course stressing comparative analysis of revolutions and revolutionary movements 
in the Unites States, France, Russia, China, Cuba, and Iran. Students will also evaluate theo- 
ries of revolution in light of historical examples. 

HIST-628. The Civil Rights Movement Credit 3 (3-0) 

From original research, class lectures, and discussions, students will become familiar with the 
nature of the Civil Rights Movement; will evaluate its successes and failures; and will analyze 
the goals and tactics of each major participating Civil Rights organization. Students will also 
evaluate the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American society. 

HIST-629. Seminar on the History of Early Modern Europe Credit 3 (3-0) 

Through extensive readings, discussion, research, and writing, students will examine selected 
topics of enduring importance in the history of Europe from the Renaissance through the 
French Revolution. 

HIST-630. Studies in European History, 1815-1914 Credit 3 (3-0) 

Intensive study of selected topics in Nineteenth Century European history. 

HIST-631. Studies in Twentieth Century Europe, 1914-Present Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course offers an intensive study of key topics in Twentieth century European history, in- 
cluding World Wars I and II, the Russian Revolution, Hitler and the Holocaust, the Depression, 

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the Cold War and bipolarism, the Welfare State, the Common Market, the collapse of Com- 
munism in Eastern Europe, and current problems. 

HIST-633. Independent Study in History Credit 3 (3-0) 

(By arrangement with instructor.) 

HIST-701. Recent United States Diplomatic History Credit 3 (3-0) 

Episodes in the history of American foreign relations that were especially important in influ- 
encing persistent patterns of this nation's role in international relations. Possible examples 
studied: Pearl Harbor, the Cold War, Korean War, Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, nuclear arms 
limitation, and black Africa. 

HIST-712. Twentieth Century African-American History Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course involves research, reading, discussion, and analysis of major facets of African- 
American life in the United States from 1900 to the present. It requires a major research paper. 

HIST-730. Seminar in History Credit 3 (3-0) 

Topics to be selected by students and instructor. Includes a major research project. 

HIST-735. Historiography Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will examine historians and their philosophical and methodological approaches to 
the study of history and recent developments in analysis and theory. Overviews of the funda- 
mental issues and debates in the fields of history will be discussed. Basic computer skills will 
also be emphasized. 

HIST-740. History, Social Science, and Contemporary 
World Problems Credit 3 (3-0) 

Readings, discussions, and reports on the relationships between history and the social sciences 
as a whole, as well as their combined roles in dealing with contemporary world problems. 

HIST-750. Thesis in History Credit 3 (3-0) 

Thesis work will be done with the appropriate instructor in accordance with field of interest. 

CUIN-725. Problems and Trends in Teaching the Social 

Sciences Credit 3 (3-0) 

Current strategies, methods, and materials for teaching the social sciences. Emphasis on inno- 
vations, evaluation and relation to learning. Provision for clinical experiences. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR GEOGRAPHY 

GEOG-640. Topics in Geography of the United States 

and Canada Credit 3 (3-0) 

Selected topics in cultural geography of the United States and Canada are studied intensively. 
Emphasis is placed upon individual reading and research and upon group discussion. 

GEOG-641. Topics in World Geography Credit 3 (3-0) 

Selected topics in geography are studied intensively. Concern is for cultural characteristics and 
their interrelationships with each other and with the habitat. Emphasis is upon reading, re- 
search, and discussion. 



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Human Development Services 



Wyatt D. Kirk, Chairperson 
212 Hodgin Hall 
(336) 334-7916 
kirkw@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of the Department of Human Development and Services are to prepare in- 
dividuals for professional roles in Adult Education and Counseling. Departmental studies in- 
clude philosophical, theoretical, and methodological foundations for adult educational and 
counseling practices, practical examination of human development and learning through the 
life span, and supervised experience in practice settings. 

Departmental graduates pursue professional careers within a diversity of human services 
settings, including schools, post-secondary and higher education, public and private counsel- 
ing centers, community education and development, services administration, corrections, 
human resource development/training, health education, and university extension programs. 

Although many participants are enrolled in full-time graduate study, the Department wel- 
comes practicing professionals who choose to pursue their studies on a part-time basis. Course 
work in the Department is generally offered in the evenings to accommodate the professional 
development needs of practicing adult educators and counselors. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Master of Science Degree in Adult Education 

Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education 

Master of Science Degree in Human Resources (Business and Industry) 

Master of Science Degree in Human Resources (Community/ Agency) 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Persons applying for graduate study in the Department of Human Development and Ser- 
vices at North Carolina A&T State University must obtain an application for admittance from 
the School of Graduate Studies. Prospective students must complete and forward the applica- 
tion including submission of three letters of recommendation to the Graduate School. 

The applicant's packet will be reviewed by the Graduate School and the admissions com- 
mittee of the Department of Human Development and Services. Applicants may be requested 
to participate in a pre-admissions interview with departmental faculty. The admissions deci- 
sion at the department level is based on the recommendation of the admissions committee, 
other departmental faculty, and the Chairperson. 

Persons applying for graduate study within Departmental Programs should have an over- 
all undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4 point system. Primary factors in the admissions 
decision include academic background, demonstrated professional and volunteer experience 
appropriate to Departmental programs of study, letters of recommendation or reference forms, 
official transcripts of all prior academic work, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
scores. Test of English as a Foreign Language is required for international students. Applicants 
who do not meet minimum GPA requirements may be admitted to Departmental programs on 
the weight of other factors. 

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Persons applying for graduate study in counseling may be asked to take the Graduate 
Record Examination (GRE) and have these scores submitted to the graduate school as a part 
of the application process, if asked to do so by the departmental admissions committee. GRE 
scores will be considered in the overall admissions decision. The GRE requirement does not 
apply to adult education master's candidates. 

Applicants for graduate study in Adult Education who have creditable professional and/or 
volunteer experience in adult education practice are encouraged to submit a brief portfolio in 
addition to, and in support of, the resume. The portfolio would include samples of original 
work (i.e. workshops, presentations, publications) from employment or volunteer experience 
(i.e. voluntary organizations, church). The portfolio will be considered in the overall admis- 
sions decision as evidence of applicable professional and volunteer experience. 

For a complete copy of the admissions policy, contact the department office. The employer 
letter of reference, current resume, and professional portfolio should be submitted to: 

North Carolina A&T State University 
School of Graduate Studies 
ATTN: Admissions 
120 Gibbs Hall 
Greensboro, NC 27411 

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS 

Adult Education majors must successfully complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of ap- 
proved graduate study. The program of study is composed of a professional core curriculum 
consisting of 21 graduate semester hours, including a faculty supervised practicum experience, 
and a minimum of 15 semester hours in a research or practice concentration. The concentra- 
tion entails graduate research and cognate studies in an adult education specialty (thesis op- 
tion) or an adult education practice concentration (non-thesis option). The concentration 
(thesis or non-thesis) is determined by the participant in collaboration with his or her faculty 
advisor and is subject to approval by the Department Chair. Practice concentrations are cur- 
rently designated in Community Education, Counseling, Higher Education, Human Resource 
Development, and Instructional Technology. 

As a culminating experience, the Research Concentration (Thesis Option) participant must 
research and write a masters' thesis in the field of adult education under the supervision of 
his/her major advisor, and defend it before a departmental Thesis Research Committee. Prac- 
tice Concentration (Non-Thesis Option) participants must complete a four-hour master's com- 
prehensive examination administered by the Department. Students will not be allowed to take 
the Counseling Comprehensive Examination unless all professional core courses have been 
taken excluding HDSV 765, 780 and 790. In addition to serving Departmental master's can- 
didates, students enrolled in master's programs other than Adult Education, as well as holders 
of master's degrees who are not currently engaged in graduate study, may enroll, with admin- 
istrative approval, in Adult Education professional core courses or concentrations to augment 
their studies and professional development. 

Counseling majors must complete 60 hours of graduate work. The program of study is 
composed of a professional core curriculum consisting of 48 graduate semester hours, includ- 
ing a faculty supervised practicum experience and two 300 hour internships, in addition to a 
minimum of 12 semester hours of electives. The electives allow graduate students the oppor- 
tunity to develop specialties in the counseling profession. 

There are three tracks as options in the counseling curriculum. The Community/ Agency 
Counseling track prepares students for a variety of counseling careers in the public and private 

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sector, including post-secondary education settings. The Human Resources Counseling track 
prepares students for counseling-related positions in business and industry. The School Coun- 
seling track prepares students for counseling positions in elementary, middle, and high 
schools. 



PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE M.S. IN ADULT EDUCATION 



Professional Core (21 credit hours) 
ADED 707 Foundations of Adult Education 

ADED 708 Methods in Adult Education 

ADED 709 Adult Development and Learning 

ADED 700 History and Philosophy of Adult and 

Continuing Education 
ADED 701 Organization, Administration, & Supervision 

of Adult Education Programs 
HDSV 630 Statistics and Research Methodology 

ADED 702 Practicum and Seminar in Adult Education 

(50 contact hours or more) 

Prerequisites: completion of 21 credit hours including 

15 hours of professional core courses, or permission 

of the instructor. 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 
3 



Concentration (15 hours minimum) 
Research Concentration (Thesis Track) 



Credits 



HDSV 707 Applied Research or; 

Comparable Research Design Course 

ADED 705 Thesis Research in Adult Education 

Approved Electives 

In lieu of taking the master 's comprehensive examination, 
thesis students will defend their completed research before 
their respective faculty advisory committees. 



Practice Concentration (Non-Thesis Track) 

Electives to comprise a practice concentration 

In consultation with his/her advisor, the student may elect 
to pursue a designated practice concentration (below), or 
develop a unique concentration from among university-wide 
course offerings that is tailored to his/her career interests 
and goals. 



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PRACTICE CONCENTRATIONS 

Adult Education 

In consultation with their advisors, non-thesis students individually develop practice con- 
centrations within adult education. 

Recommended Courses for Practice Concentrations 

Community Education 



ADED771 
ADED 772 
ADED711 
ADED 712 

Higher Education 
ADED 776 
ADED 714 
ADED 778 
ADED 773 



Program Development in Community Education 

Program Management in Community Education 

Gerontology 

Developmental Adult Education 

One Approved Elective 

Principles of College Teaching 

The Community College 

Student Personnel Services 

Leadership 

One Approved Elective 



Human Resource Development 



ADED 710 Foundations of Human Resource Development 

CUIN612 Instructional Design 

CUIN 714 Instructional Technology Services for Business and Industry 

GCT 670 Introduction to Workplace Training and Development 

GCT 67 1 Methods and Techniques of Workplace Training and Development 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 

3 
3 
3 
3 



Instructional Technology 

CUIN 612 Instructional Design 3 

CUIN 617 Computers in Education 3 

CUIN 712 Advanced Internet Uses in Education 3 

CUIN 740 Distance Education 3 

One Elective Below: 
CUIN 714 Instructional Technology Services for Business and Industry 3 

CUIN 716 Multimedia Development and Evaluation 3 

CUIN 741 Educational Software Evaluation and Design 3 

CUIN 742 Authoring Software 3 

Course Offerings in Adult Education 

ADED 700 History and Philosophy of Adult and Continuing Education 3 (3-0) 

ADED 701 Organization, Administration and Supervision 

of Adult/Continuing Education Programs 3 (3-0) 

ADED 702 Practicum and Seminar in Adult Education 3(1-4) 

ADED 703 Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Adult Continuing Education 3 (3-0) 

ADED 704 Independent Study 3 (3-0) 

ADED 705 Thesis Research in Adult Education 6 (6-0) 

ADED 706 Special Problems in Adult Education 3 (3-0) 

ADED 707 Foundations of Adult Education 3 (3-0) 



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ADED 708 


i ADED 709 


i ADED 710 


ADED 711 


ADED 712 


i ADED 713 


ADED 714 


ADED 715 


ADED 716 


ADED 759 


ADED 771 


ADED 772 


ADED 773 


ADED 774 


ADED 775 


ADED 776 


ADED 777 


ADED 778 


ADED 779 


ADED 785A 


ADED 7 86 A 


ADED 787A 


ADED 790A 



Methods in Adult Education 

Adult Development and Learning 

Foundations of Human Resource Development 

Social Gerontology 

Developmental Adult Education 

Literacy in the Black Diaspora 

The Community College and Postsecondary Education 

Women in Adult Education 

Qualitative Research in Adult Education and 

Continuing Education 

Computer Applications in Adult Education 

Program Development: Community Education 

Program Management: Community Education 

Leadership 

The Changing Environment of Human Resources Development 

Learning Interventions for Human Resources Development 

Principles of College Teaching 

Seminar in Higher Education 

Student Personnel Services 

Technical Education in Community Junior Colleges 

Independent Readings in Education I 

Independent Readings in Education II 

Independent Readings in Education III 

Seminar in Education Problems 



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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN ADULT EDUCATION 

ADED-700. History and Philosophy of Adult and Continuing Education 

Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a study of historical and philosophical foundations and thought utilized in the analysis 
of adult education teaching and learning. The evolution of adult education as a discipline is 
studied from a multicultural perspective. 

ADED-701. Organization, Administration and Supervision of Adult/ 

Continuing Education Programs Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an examination of theories, concepts and practices as they relate to administra- 
tive time functions: planning, organizing, staffing, financing, motivating, decision-making, 
evaluating and delegating in an Adult Education organization. 

ADED-702. Practicum and Seminar in Adult Education Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course engages participants in a supervised field experience with an agency, business, in- 
stitution or organization, to enable praxis of adult education theory and methodology. The 
seminar provides for shared reflection, integration, and discussion of theoretical, methodolog- 
ical implementation and experiences. The practicum experience consists of (50) clock hours. 
This course is graded as a pass/fail. Prerequisites: Twenty-one (21) graduate credit hours in- 
cluding 1 8 hours of professional core courses, or permission of instructor. 

ADED-703. Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Adult 

Continuing Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is integrative in nature, thereby offering the student an opportunity to synthesize 
concepts, theories, and methods of teaching adults. 



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ADED-704. Independent Study Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course permits a participant to develop and execute a learning contract with the instruc- 
tor to analyze a problem in adult education through supervised study, outside the classroom 
setting. The problem may be selected from the scholarly literature of adult education or the 
professional workplace. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. 

ADED-705. Thesis Research in Adult Education Credit 6 (6-0) 

Original graduate level research in adult education is carried out by the adult learner under the 
supervision of the thesis research committee chairperson and leading to completion of the 
Master's Thesis. This course is available only to thesis option participants. This course is 
graded as pass/fail. Prerequisites: Thirty (30) graduate credit hours including ADED 716 or 
HDSV 770 or comparable research design course, or permission of the instructor. 

ADED-706. Special Problems in Adult Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

Special topics, individual and group study projects, research, workshops, seminars, travel 
study tours and organized visitations in areas of adult education planned and agreed upon by 
participating students may be included in this course. 

ADED-707. Foundations of Adult Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce and address the philosophical, sociological and psychological foun- 
dations of adult education, and develop a view of the subject as a broad, diverse, and complex 
field of study, research, and professional practice. Students will survey many institutions, pro- 
grams, and individual activities. The range of methods and materials used to enable adults to 
learn will be discussed. 

ADED-708. Methods in Adult Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses adult education methodology and learning in formal, non-formal, and 
informal settings. Attention is given to adult education philosophical perspectives and teach- 
ing styles and their implications for methodology. 

ADED-709. Adult Development and Learning Credit 3 (3-0) 

The social and psychological contexts of learning, motivation and educational participation 
will be examined. Major theories of adult development and learning, and their implications for 
professional practice will be explored through readings, small group and whole class discus- 
sion, and inquiry team projects. This course is appropriate for any educators and human 
services professionals who work with adults including college, university, and other post- 
secondary educators and counselors, adult secondary educators, community services 
providers, trainers and human resource developers. 

ADED-710. Foundations of Human Resource Development Credit 3 (3-0) < 

Human Resource Development (HRD) is concerned with the human resources within both 
public and private sector organizations, and is defined as the integrated use of employee train- 
ing and development, organization development, and career development, to improve individ- 
ual, group, and organizational effectiveness in attaining strategic goals and objectives. This 
course addresses concepts, practices, and issues in HRD with a focus on workplace learning 
organizational analysis. 

ADED-711. Social Gerontology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is the study of cultural, sociological and economic factors affecting older adults and their 
implications for adult education practice. 



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ADED-712. Developmental Adult Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course surveys the complex and growing field of developmental adult education and will 
include topics relevant to collegiate remedial education, adult literacy, basic and secondary ed- 
ucation. English as a second language, and working with the learning disabled adult. 

ADED-714. The Community College and Postsecondary 

Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is a study of the purposes, organization, functions, current trends and historical evolution 
of the comprehensive community college, and its role within adult, community and higher ed- 
ucation. The North Carolina Community College System is emphasized. 

ADED-759. Computer Applications in Adult Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

Experiences will be provided in various computer and software application for adult and 
higher education. 

ADED-771. Program Development: Community Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of community needs assessment, community program design, program 
budgeting, grant writing, planning, and infusion of education that is multicultural into the com- 
munity education curriculum. 

ADED-772. Program Management: Community Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is the study of organization and governance of community education, program im- 
plementation, direction, supervision and evaluation. 

ADED-773. Leadership Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces the adult learner to leadership theories, styles, ethics, values, principals, 
and perspectives. Case studies and other methods are used to examine leadership situations as 
a means of demonstrating and exercising practical applications of the concepts studied. 

ADED-776. Principles of College Teaching Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course uses an exploratory approach to the framework and mechanics required to teach 
successfully at the college level. It addresses skills, methods, course development and syllabus 
design, the evaluation of learning, diversity appreciation, creativity and the integration of tech- 
nology, and trends in distance education. 

ADED-777. Seminar in Higher Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a synthesis of current research in higher education relating to administration, 
curriculum, and faculty development. 

ADED-778. Student Personnel Services Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an analysis of student development programs in post-secondary institutions, in- 
cluding pre-admission; education; vocational and personal counseling; career guidance ser- 
vices; attitude and interest assessment; student affairs, rights, and responsibilities and financial 
aid. 

ADED-779. Technical Education in Community Junior Colleges Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course offers techniques in identifying community needs and in planning curricula and 
courses for technical/vocational education. 

ADED-785A. Independent Readings in Education I Credit 1 (0-2) 

This course includes individual study and selected readings in consultation with an instructor. 
Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate credit. 

ADED-786A. Independent Readings in Education II Credit 2 (0-4) 

This course involves individual study and selected readings in consultation with an instructor. 
Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate credit. 

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ADED-787A. Independent Readings in Education III Credit 3 (0-6) 

This course involves individual study and selected readings in consultation with an instructor. 

Prerequisites: 24 hours of graduate credit. 

ADED-790A. Seminar in Education Problems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course includes intensive study, investigation, or research in selected areas of adult edu- 
cation. Prerequisites: 24 hours graduate credits. 

Program of Study for the M.S. 
in Human Resources (Business and Industry) 







Credit Hours 


HDSV 602 
HDSV 610 
HDSV 630 


Human Development 

Counseling Services 

Statistics and Research Methodology 


3 
3 
3 


HDSV 640 


Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling 


3 


HDSV 650 


Theories of Counseling 


3 


HDSV 711 


Human Resources Counseling 


3 


HDSV 735 
HDSV 736 


Counseling Methods (Lab) 
Multicultural Counseling 


3 
3 


HDSV 740 
HDSV 750 
HDSV 759 
HDSV 760 


Appraisal 

Group Counseling (Lab) 
Substance Abuse Counseling 
Career Counseling (Lab) 


3 
3 
3 
3 


HDSV 765 
HDSV 770 


Practicum (Lab) 

Applied Research in Counseling 


3 

3 


HDSV 780 
HDSV 790 


Internship I 
Internship II 

Electives 

Total 


3 

3 

12 




60 Hours 




Program of Study for the M.S. 
in School Counseling 


Credit Hours 


HDSV 602 
HDSV 610 


Human Development 
Counseling Services 


3 
3 


HDSV 630 


Statistics and Research Methodology 


3 


HDSV 640 


Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling 


3 


HDSV 650 
HDSV 706 


Theories of Counseling 
Organization and Administration of 


3 




Counseling Programs 


3 


HDSV 712 


Counseling School Age Children 


3 


HDSV 735 
HDSV 740 
HDSV 750 
HDSV 760 
HDSV 765 
HDSV 770 
HDSV 780 
HDSV 790 


Counseling Methods (Lab) 

Appraisal 

Group Counseling (Lab) 

Career Counseling (Lab) 

Practicum (Lab) 

Applied Research in Counseling 

Internship I 

Internship II 

Electives 


3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
12 



Total 



184 



60 Hours 



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Program of Study for the M.S. 
in Human Resources (Community/Agency) 





Credit Hours 


Human Development 


3 


Counseling Services 


3 


Statistics and Research Methodology 


3 


Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling 


3 


Theories of Counseling 


3 


Community/Agency Counseling 


3 


Counseling Methods (Lab) 


3 


Multicultural Counseling 


3 


Appraisal 


3 


Group Counseling (Lab) 


3 


Career Counseling (Lab) 


3 


Family Counseling (Lab) 


3 


Practicum (Lab) 


3 


Applied Research in Counseling 


3 


Internship I 


3 


Internship II 


3 


Electives 


12 


Total 


60 Hours 


Course Offerings in Counseling 






Credit 


Human Development 


3 (3-0) 


Counseling Services 


3 (3-0) 


Statistics and Research Methodology 


3 (3-0) 


Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling 


3 (3-0) 


Theories of Counseling 


3 (3-0) 


Organization and Administration of School 




Counseling Programs 


3 (3-0) 


Human Resource Counseling 


3 (3-0) 


Counseling School Age Children 


3 (3-0) 


Independent Study 


3 (3-0) 


Counseling Methods (Lab) 


3 (3-0) 


Multicultural Counseling 


3 (3-0) 


Community/ Agency Counseling 


3 (3-0) 


Appraisal 


3 (3-0) 


Group Counseling (Lab) 


3 (3-0) 


Special Topics in Counseling 


3 (3-0) 


Substance Abuse Counseling 


3 (3-0) 


Career Counseling (Lab) 


3 (3-0) 


Family Counseling (Lab) 


3 (3-0) 


Practicum (Lab) 


3 (1-4) 


Applied Research in Counseling 


3 (2-2) 


Internship I 


3 (0-6) 


Internship II 


3 (0-6) 



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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN COUNSELING 

HDSV-602. Human Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an examination of human psychological development through the life span. 

HDSV-610. Counseling Services Credit 3 (3-0) 

Those aspects of counseling as they apply to school, community, and business settings will be 
covered in this course. 

HDSV-630. Statistics and Research Methodology Credit 3 (3-0) 

Basic statistical methods and the tools of research make up the content of this course. 

HDSV-640. Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

Ethics, standards, and credentialing for professional counselors are presented in this course. 

HDSV-650. Theories of Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an introduction to the primary theories and techniques in the field of counsel- 
ing and their underlying components. Prerequisites: HDSV 602, 610. 

HDSV-706. Organization and Administration of School Counseling 

Programs Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of the organization and implementation of guidance services in schools. 
Prerequisite: HDSV 610. 

HDSV-711. Human Resource Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides the emerging trends in human resources with an emphasis on counseling, 
coordinating, and consulting. Prerequisite: HDSV 650. 

HDSV-712. Counseling School Age Children Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines how counselors can be effective in addressing the developmental, men- 
tal, and psychological needs of elementary, middle, and high school students. Prerequisite: 
HDSV 650. 

HDSV-721. Independent Study Credit 3 (3-0) 

With the supervision of an approving professor, a student may carry out a special project of 
particular interest, and with appropriate relationship to his counseling specialization. Students 
must apply for and obtain approval of the supervising professor and the department chairper- 
son one semester before registering for this course. The work of the course must be submitted 
in the form of a written report. 

HDSV-735. Counseling Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

The fundamentals of general counseling skills will be addressed as a foundation for further 
study. This course includes laboratory experiences for the observation and application of coun- 
seling skills. Prerequisite: HDSV 650. 

HDSV-736. Multicultural Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an overview of issues and trends for counselors in a diverse society. Pre- 
requisites: HDSV 650, 735. 

HDSV 739. Community/Agency Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

Counseling delivery systems and procedures found in community/agency settings will be ex- 
amined in this course. Prerequisite: HDSV 735. 

HDSV-740. Appraisal Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student will be introduced to evaluation and assessment tools, including relevant statistics 
and computer applications. Prerequisite: HDSV 630. 



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HDSV-750. Group Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

Theories, techniques, and procedures appropriate for counseling groups will be included, as 
well as topics to build understanding of group development and dynamics. This course in- 
cludes laboratory experiences for observation and application of group counseling skills. Pre- 
requisite: HDSV 650. 

HDSV-751. Special Topics in Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

Topics in various areas of counseling will be selected and announced by the professor. Pre- 
requisite: HDSV 735. 

HDSV-759. Substance Abuse Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will examine the impact of chemical dependency and abuse on the development 
of individuals, the functioning of families and the productivity of the workforce. Comprehen- 
sive ways of conceptualizing and treating substance abuse will be discussed. Prerequisites: 
HDSV 735, 736. 

HDSV-760. Career Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course includes career development theories, applied and related counseling procedures 
and technological applications. This course includes laboratory experiences for observation of 
and practice in career counseling. Prerequisite: HDSV 735. 

HDSV-763. Family Counseling Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce major theories of family counseling, including family systems ther- 
apy. Experiential, structural, and functional techniques of family counseling and assessment 
will be addressed. Prerequisite: HDSV 735. 

HDSV-765. Practicum Credit 3 (1-4) 

This is a laboratory course in which studies will engage in supervised practice in the use of 
counseling skills. Prerequisites: HDSV 735 and 750. 

HDSV-770. Applied Research Credit 3 (2-2) 

A research report of a technical nature must be produced using skills acquired in HDSV 630. 
The written report will be under the supervision of the instructor. A technical oral presentation 
will be required. Prerequisite: HDSV 740. 

HDSV-780. Internship I Credit 3 (0-6) 

This course requires three hundred (300) clock hours of supervised internship in an appropri- 
ate field placement. Students must apply to take this course one semester before enrollment 
and after all prior* professional courses have been completed. Class meetings will be sched- 
uled and announced by the professor. Individual conferences will be required. 

HDSV-790. Internship II Credit 3 (0-6) 

Three hundred (300) clock hours of advanced supervised practice in an appropriate counsel- 
ing setting is required. Students must apply to take this course one semester before placement. 
Class meetings will be scheduled and announced by the professor. Individual conferences will 
be required. 

^Exceptions: Prior professional courses except HDSV 759, 763, and 770 

HDSV 765 and 780 may be taken concurrently 
All major courses must be taken in the counseling program here at NORTH CAROLINA A &T State University. 
All "provisionally admitted" students must be reviewed after 9 hours of coursework and see their advisors for 

additional courses. 



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Human Environment and Family Sciences 



Thurman Guy, Interim Chairperson 

102 Benbow Hall 

(336) 334-7850 

thurmang @ ncat.edu 



. 



OBJECTIVES 

The objectives of the graduate program in Food and Nutrition are: 

1 . To develop the basic knowledge and skills necessary to undertake research in the Food and 
Nutritional Sciences and other related areas. 

2. To develop competencies to work as nutrition specialists in education, or with other com- 
munity nutrition agencies and food industries. 

3. To obtain theoretical and experimental competencies necessary to pursue additional grad- 
uate studies or obtain professional degrees. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Food and Nutrition - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

For admission, students in the graduate program in Food and Nutrition must have an 
earned baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutrition from an accredited undergraduate institu- 
tion and have an overall grade point average of 2.6. Non-food and nutrition majors are en- 
couraged to apply but students are required to clear the course deficiencies after enrolled. A 
minimum of six (6) hours or more of Food and Nutrition courses is required to clear these de- 
ficiencies. TOEFL (foreign students) is required. The Graduate Record Examination is not re- 
quired for admission into the program. 

Option A is concerned with advanced training in Human Nutrition and Food Science. Each 
student is required to submit a thesis based on experimental work related to Nutrition or Food 
Science. Applicants who have majored in Food and Nutrition, Food Science, Chemistry, Bio- 
chemistry, Biology, Animal and Plant Sciences, Physiology, or other related science disciplines 
will be admitted. 

The Option B plan is a non-thesis program, which has flexibility for students to choose 
extra course work (minimum six (6) credit hours). 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

All applicants are required to take a Qualifying Examination in Food and Nutrition to eval- 
uate their strengths and weaknesses. The test must be taken preferably prior to the registration 
for graduate courses or at the latest by the end of the first semester of the graduate work. The 
student may take one basic Food Science course and one Nutrition course each, and make a 
grade of B or better in place of taking the qualifying examination. Admission to candidacy for 
the M.S. in Food and Nutrition requires the satisfactory completion of the Qualifying Exami- 
nation in Food and Nutrition, maintain a minimum overall average of 3.0 in at least nine (9) 
semester hours of graduate work at A&T, and removal of all deficiencies in undergraduate 
preparation. 



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A final Comprehensive Examination in Food and Nutrition can be taken only if a student 
has completed all course work and maintained a 3.0 grade point average in the Graduate 
courses at the 600 level or above. At least fifty percent of the courses counted in the work to- 
wards the Master's degree must be those open only to graduate students. 

The student must have already completed the Departmental Qualifying Examination, the 
Comprehensive Examination, satisfactory presentation and defense of the thesis (thesis op- 
tion) and submission to the graduate office or completion of practicum (non-thesis) in order to 
be approved for graduation. 



CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

A degree in this area prepares students to enter careers in research, quality control, college 
and junior college teaching, food industry, community nutrition, dietetics, extension service 
and public service. 

For further information contact the Chairperson, Human Environment & Family Sciences, 
North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro NC 27411. 

A. Suggested Curriculum Guide for Option A - Food and Nutrition 30 Credit Hours 

Requirements: 

1. Twelve (12) semester hours of Food and Nutrition courses. 

HEFS 730 - Nutrition and Disease 3 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 630 - Advanced Nutrition) 

HEFS 735 - Experimental Foods 4 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 236 - Introduction to Food Science) 

or 
HEFS 63 1 - Food Chemistry 3 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 236 - Introduction to Food Science) 

HEFS 736 - Research Methods Food and Nutrition 4 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 635 - Introduction to Research Methods) 
HEFS 744 - Seminar in Food and Nutrition 2 credits 

2. In addition to the above core courses three (3) hours of statistics 
numbered 600 or above are required. 

3. Six (6) semester hours in Food and Nutrition and related areas 
are required. 

4. Three (3) semester hours of advanced Biochemistry or 
equivalent numbered 600 or above. 

5. Three (3) semester hours of suggested electives. 

6. HEFS 739 - Thesis Research 

B. Suggested Curriculum Guide for Option B (Non-Thesis) 

Requirements: 
1. Twelve (12) semester hours of Food and Nutrition courses. 
HEFS 730 - Nutrition and Disease 
(prerequisite HEFS 630 - Advanced Nutrition) 

HEFS 735 - Experimental Foods 4 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 236 - Introduction to Food Science) 

or 
HEFS 63 1 - Food Chemistry 3 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 236 - Introduction to Food Science) 

HEFS 736 - Research Methods Food and Nutrition 4 credits 

(prerequisite HEFS 635 - Introduction to Research Methods) 



3 credits 
36 Credit Hours 



3 credits 



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HEFS 744 - Seminar in Food and Nutrition 

2. In addition to the above core courses three (3) hours of statistics 
numbered 600 or above are required. 

3. Fifteen (15) semester hours in Food and Nutrition and 
related areas are required. 

4. Three (3) semester hours of advanced Biochemistry 
numbered 600 or above or equivalent. 

5. Three (3) semester hours of suggested electives. 



2 credits 



COURSES - FOOD AND NUTRITION AND RELATED AREAS 

HEFS 601 Quantity Food 

HEFS 630 Advanced Nutrition 

HEFS 631 Food Chemistry 

HEFS 632 Maternal and Developmental Nutrition 

HEFS 635 Introduction to Research Methods in Food and Nutrition 

HEFS 636 Food Promotion 

HEFS 637 Special Problem in Food, Nutrition or Food Science 

HEFS 638 Sensory Evaluation 

HEFS 640 Geriatric Nutrition 

HEFS 641 Current Trends in Food Service 

HEFS 643 Food Preservation 

HEFS 648 Community Nutrition 

HEFS 650 International Nutrition 

HEFS 65 1 Food Safety and Sanitation 

HEFS 652 Diet Therapy 

HEFS 679 Nutrition Education 

HEFS 715 Trace Elements and Nutrition 

HEFS 730 Nutrition and Disease 

HEFS 733 Nutrition during the Growth and Development 

HEFS 734 Nutrition Education 

HEFS 735 Experimental Foods 

HEFS 736 Research Methods in Food and Nutrition 

HEFS 739 Thesis Research 

HEFS 740 Community Nutrition 

HEFS 742 Food Culture: Nutrition Anthropology 

HEFS 744 Seminar in Food and Nutrition 

HEFS 745 Practicum in Food and Nutrition 



Suggested Elective Courses 

HEFS 606 Cooperative Extension 

HEFS 607 Cooperative Extension Field Experience 

HEFS 608 Teaching Adults and Youth in Out-of-School Settings 

ANSC 615 Selection of Meat and Meat Products 

ANSC 617 Physiology of Reproduction of Farm Animals 

BIOL 630 Molecular Genetics 

CHEM 65 1 General Biochemistry 

COMP 600 Special Topics in Computer Science 

CUIN 617 Computer in Education 



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SOCI 617 Research Methods II 

EDLP 785 Independent Readings in Education I 

EDLP 786 Independent Reading in Education III 

EDLP 787 Independent Reading in Education III 

EDLP 790 Seminar in Education Problem 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENT 
AND FAMILY SCIENCE 

Food and Nutrition 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Courses 

HEFS-601. Quantity Foods Credit 4 (1-6) 

The application of principles of cookery to the preparation and service of food for group feed- 
ing with emphasis on menu planning, work schedules, cost and portion control, distribution 
and service are implemented in a laboratory setting. Prerequisites: HEFS-130, 246, 344, 
AGEC-446. 

HEFS-630. Advanced Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

Intermediate metabolism and interrelationships of organic and inorganic food nutrients in 
human biochemical functions. Prerequisites: HEFS-337 and CHEM-251, 252 or equivalent. 

HEFS-631. Food Chemistry Credit 3 (2-2) 

A study of the chemical, biochemical and physical properties of components of basic raw 
foods and behavior of the components including non-microbial changes during processing and 
storage. Prerequisites: HEFS-236, CHEM-106, 107 and 251. 

HEFS-632. Maternal and Lifespan Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course emphasizes the energy and nutrient requirements and feeding practices for stages 
of the life span. Influences of nutrition on growth and development are discussed. Nutritional 
quality of food, physiological development, growth assessment, dietary evaluation and nutri- 
tion assessment for various stages of the lifespan are covered. Prerequisites: HEFS-332, 337 
or instructor's permission. 

HEFS-633. Food Analysis Credit 3 (1-4) 

Fundamental chemical, physical and sensory aspects of food composition as they relate to 
physical properties, acceptability and nutritional values of foods. Prerequisites: CHEM-102, 
112, HEFS-236. 

HEFS-635. Introduction to Research Methods in Food 

and Nutrition Credit 3 (0-6) 

Laboratory experiences in the use of methods applicable to food and nutrition research. Pre- 
requisite: Consent of the instructor. 

HEFS-636. Food Promotion Credit 4 (1-6) 

A course which gives experiences in the development and testing of recipes. Opportunities will 
be provided for demonstrations, writing and photography with selected business. 

HEFS-637. Special Problems in Food and Nutrition Credit 3 (0-6) 

Independent study and/or experiences in food and/or nutrition. Prerequisite: Admission by in- 
structor. 

HEFS-638. Sensory Evaluation Credit 3 (2-2) 

A study of the color, flavor, aroma and texture of foods by the use of sensory evaluation meth- 
ods. Prerequisites: HEFS-236, HEFS-337. 

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HEFS-640. Geriatric Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

Multidisciplinary approaches to geriatric foods, nutrition and health problems. Evaluation of 
nutritional status and nutrition care of the elderly is emphasized. Field experience: nursing 
home and other community agencies. Prerequisite: HEFS-337 or 439. 

HEFS-641. Current Trends in Food Science Credit 3 (3-0) 

Recent developments in food science and their implications for food scientists, nutritionists, 
dietitians and other professionals in the food industry and related professions. 

HEFS-643. Food Preservation Credit 3 (2-2) 

A study of current methods of preserving foods - canning, freezing, dehydration, radiation, and 
fermentation. Prerequisite: HEFS-236 or equivalent. 

HEFS-645. Special Problems in Food Administration Credit 2 (0-4) 

Individual work on special problems in food administration. 

HEFS-648. Community Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an introduction and review of major communication and education skills 
that dietitians and nutritionists use in techniques of interviewing and counseling in community 
nutrition programs, and materials, methods and goals in planning, assessing, organizing and 
marketing nutrition for health promotion and preventing diseases. Evaluation of food and nu- 
trition programs at State and Federal level are included. Prerequisite: HEFS-679. 

HEFS-650. International Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

An ecological approach to the hunger and malnutrition in technologically developed and de- 
veloping countries. Focus on integrated intervention programs, projects, and problems. Op- 
portunities to participate in national and international internships through cooperative 
arrangements. 

HEFS-651. Food Safety and Sanitation Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers practices and procedures for hygienic food handling, processing, sanitation, 
food safety laws, and implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control point (HACCP) sys- 
tem in food processing and food service operations. Emphasis is placed on sanitation man- 
agement, hazards, standards, and corrective actions for food service operations that are critical 
control points for food safety. Practical measures for prevention of food borne diseases and ef- 
fects of microorganisms, toxins, foreign objectives and physical damage on the safety and 
quality of foods are discussed. Prerequisite: BIOL-220. 

HEFS-652. Diet Therapy Credit 4 (3-2) 

This course is a study of the principles of nutritional sciences in the treatment and manage- 
ment of nutrition related diseases. Course content includes etiology, prevalence, pathophysi- 
ology, biochemical, clinical and nutritional needs and diet modification in the treatment of 
diseases. Prerequisites: HEFS-130, 337, 630. 

HEFS-679. Nutrition Education Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the philosophy, principles, methods and materials involved in nutrition ed- 
ucation. Application of nutrition knowledge and skills in the development of the nutrition ed- 
ucation curriculum and programs in schools and communities is implemented. Prerequisites: 
332, 337, students must be advanced undergraduate or graduate level. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

HEF-715. Trace Elements and Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

Physiological functions and requirements of trace minerals as well as the roles of trace miner- 
als in health and disease will be discussed. 

HEFS-730. Nutrition in Health and Disease Credit 3 (3-1) 

Significance of nutrition in health and disease. Consideration of: (1) the methods of appraisal 
of human nutritional status to include clinical, dietary, biochemical, and anthropometric tech- 
niques; (2) various biochemical parameters used to diagnose and treat disorders; and (3) the 
role of diet as a therapeutic tool. Prerequisite: HEFS-630 or equivalent. 

HEFS-733. Nutrition During the Growth and Development Credit 3 (2-2) 

Nutritional, genetical and environmental influences on human growth and development. Pre- 
requisite: HEFS-630 or equivalent. 

HEFS-734. Nutrition Education Credit 3 (2-2) 

Interpretation of the results of nutrition research for use with lay groups. Preparation of teach- 
ing materials based on research for use in nutrition education programs. 

HEFS-735. Experimental Foods Credit 3 (2-2) 

Objective and subjective evaluation of food, development and testing of recipes, and experi- 
mentation with food. Prerequisite: HEFS-236 or equivalent. 

HEFS-736. Research Methods in Food and Nutrition Credit 4 (2-6) 

Experimental procedures in food and nutrition research, care of experimental animals, analy- 
sis of food, body fluids, and animal tissues. Prerequisites: Analytical Chemistry and Bio- 
chemistry. 

HEFS-739. Thesis Research Credit 3 (0-6) 

Research problems in food or nutrition. 

HEFS-740. Community Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

Individualized work, team teaching or guest speakers. Application of the principles of nutri- 
tion to various community nutrition problems of specific groups (geriatrics, preschoolers, ado- 
lescents and expectant mothers). Evaluation of nutrition programs of public health and social 
welfare agencies at local, state, federal and international levels. 

HEFS-742. Cultural and Social Aspects of Food and Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

Sociological, psychological, and economical background of ethnic groups and their influence 
on food consumption patterns, and nutritional status. 

HEFS-744. Seminar in Food and Nutrition Credit 2 (2-0) 

Required of all graduates in Food and Nutrition. 

HEFS-745. Practicum in Food or Nutrition Credit 3 (0-6) 

Field experiences with private or public agencies. 



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Industrial and Systems Engineering Department 



Eui H. Park, Chairperson 

419 McNair Building 

(336) 334-7780 



OBJECTIVE 

The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Programs in Industrial Engineering are 
designed to meet the need for technical and/or managerial specialists in Industrial Engineer- 
ing. Four areas of concentration (Human-Machine Systems Engineering (HMSE), Manage- 
ment Systems Engineering (MSE), Production Systems Engineering (PSE), and Operations 
Research and Systems Analysis (ORSA) are being offered. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Industrial Engineering - Master of Science 
Industrial Engineering - Ph.D. 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline from an 
institution of recognized standing. Students desiring to enter the program, who do not possess 
a bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline are required to complete with at least a "B" aver- 
age, a number of background courses in mathematics, physics and engineering science prior 
to admission to the graduate program. Students entering the program without a bachelor's de- 
gree in Industrial Engineering from an accredited department are required to remove all defi- 
ciencies in general professional prerequisites. 

Graduate Record Examination scores will be given consideration in making decisions 
regarding financial assistance. 

PROGRAM OPTIONS AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

For the Master of Science Program two degree options are available, namely, Thesis and 
Project. The thesis option requires 24 semester hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis cul- 
minating in scholarly research work. The project option requires 30 semester hours of course 
work and 3 hours of project work. Both options require an oral examination and a written re- 
port. To graduate, a student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. 

The Ph.D. program requires a total of 75 semester hours after the B.S. degree, which in- 
cludes 18 semester hours of dissertation work. The Ph.D. program offers specialization in 
Human-Machine Systems Engineering (HMSE), Management Systems Engineering (MSE), 
and Production Systems Engineering (PSE). 

Additional details of requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Industrial Engi- 
neering are outlined in the Graduate Program Student Handbook available from the depart- 
ment. 

List of Courses Credits 

INEN 600 Survey of Industrial Engineering Topics 3 

INEN 615 Industrial Simulation 3 

INEN 618 Total Quality Improvement 3 

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INEN 624 Computer-Integrated Design / Manufacturing 

INEN 625 Industrial Information Systems 

INEN 632 Robotic Systems and Applications 

INEN 633 Engineering Law and Ethics 

INEN 635 Materials Handling Systems Design 

INEN 648 Biomechanics 

INEN 658 Project Management 

INEN 664 Systems Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis 

INEN 665 Human-Machine Systems 

INEN 670 Principles of Ergonomics 

INEN 675 Design and Analysis of Experiments 

INEN 685 Selected Topics in Industrial Engineering 

INEN 694 Special Projects 

INEN 721 Systems Engineering Models 

INEN 731 Engineering Cost Control 

INEN 734 Engineering Organization 

INEN 735 Human-Computer Interface 

INEN 745 Advanced Computer-Integrated Production Systems 

INEN 749 Inventory Systems Analysis and Design 

INEN 812 Advanced Ergonomics 

INEN 813 Cognitive Systems Engineering 

INEN 814 Advanced Topics in Human-Machine Systems 

INEN 821 Multivariate Statistics for Engineering 

INEN 822 Advanced Systems Simulation 

INEN 83 1 Service Sector Engineering 

INEN 832 Information Technology Management 

INEN 833 Supply Chain Systems Engineering 

INEN 841 Linear and Nonlinear Optimization 

INEN 843 Queuing Theory 

INEN 844 Reliability and Maintenance 

INEN 851 Integrated Manufacturing Control Systems 

INEN 852 Integrated Product and Process Design 

INEN 853 Enterprise Integration 

INEN 854 Inventory & Warehouse Systems 

INEN 885 Advanced Special Topics in Industrial Engineering 



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INEN 792 Industrial Engineering Master's Seminar 

INEN 793 Master's Supervised Teaching 

INEN 794 Master's Supervised Research 

INEN 796 Master's Project 

INEN 797 Master's Thesis 



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INEN 992 Doctoral Seminar in Industrial engineering 

INEN 993 Doctoral Supervised Teaching in Industrial Engineering 

INEN 994 Doctoral Supervised Research in Industrial Engineering 



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INEN 995 Doctoral Preliminary Examination 3 

INEN997 Dissertation Var.1-3 

INEN 999 Continuation of Dissertation 1 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

INEN-600. Survey of Industrial Engineering Topics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce topics in the following areas of Industrial Engineering: Engineer- 
ing Economy, Linear Programming, Production Control, Methods Engineering, and Statistical 
Process Control. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-615. Industrial Simulati Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses discrete-event simulation languages. One general purpose simulation 
language is taught in depth. The use of simulation in design and improvement of production 
and service systems is emphasized. Term papers and projects will be required. Prerequisite: 
Senior/Graduate Study. 

INEN-618. Total Quality Improvement Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides a systematic engineering approach to understanding the philosophy and 
application of Total Quality Improvement (TQI). It also introduces students to Continuous Im- 
provement (C) techniques used by management as a means of improving engineering pro- 
cesses in order to become and remain competitive in the global marketplace. The CI 
techniques and concepts this course includes a strategic planning, benchmarking, ISO 9000, 
teamwork, customer satisfaction, employee involvement, quality tools, and business process 
reengineering. Design projects are required. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-624. Computer-Integrated Design / Manufacture Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course addresses Computer-based tools and techniques for integrated product and process 
design. Topics include numerical computer-aided design and process planning, group technol- 
ogy, numerical control, computer numerical control, and direct numerical control, rapid re- 
sponse technologies, integrated manufacturing planning, execution, and control and 
computer-integrated manufacturing. Design projects are required. Prerequisite: Senior/Gradu- 
ate Standing. 

INEN-625. Information Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of industrial in- 
formation systems. Analysis and design techniques, organization of data, current software 
tools, client-server architectures, and current database technologies are presented. The role of 
information systems in global manufacturing, distribution, and services is addressed. Design 
projects are required. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-632. Robotic Systems and Applications Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course addresses design, analysis, implementation and operation of robotics in produc- 
tion systems. End effectors, vision systems, sensors, stability and control off-line program- 
ming, and simulation of robotic systems are covered. Methods for planning robotic work areas 
are emphasized. Design projects are required. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-633. Engineering Law and Ethics Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course introduces engineers to law and ethics. Topics include contract law and practices, 
product liability, intellectual property and patent law, research and development contracts, en- 
vironmental law, interstate commerce regulations, labor law, workers compensation, safety 



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regulations, ethical issues involving conflict of interest, and confidentiality. Prerequisite: Se- 
nior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-635. Materials Handling Systems Design Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course focuses on design, and analysis of materials handling and flow in manufacturing 
facilities. Principles, functions, equipment and theoretical approaches in materials handling 
are discussed. Tools for the automation of materials handling are introduced. Design projects 
are required. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-648. Biomechanics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers human biomechanical and physiological behavior during work. Quantita- 
tive methods using engineering mechanics principles and computer simulation are empha- 
sized. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-658. Project Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses project proposal preparation, resource and cost estimation, project plan- 
ning, organizing and controlling, network diagrams, and computerized project planning sys- 
tems. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-664. Systems Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents the principles and methods of system safety management and risk analy- 
sis. Quantitative and qualitative methods and their applications in safety and risk analysis of 
human-machine systems are emphasized. 

INEN-665. Human Machine Systems Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course introduces behavioral and psychological factors such as sensory, perception and 
attention, decision making and cognitive processes. This course emphasizes the applications 
of these factors to the design and development of man-machine systems. Design projects are 
required. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-670. Principles of Ergonomics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents an overview of ergonomics principles including human physical and 
mental characteristics. Applications to human-machine systems ae emphasized. Prerequisite: 
Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-675. Design and Analysis of Experiments Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses various experimental designs, to analyze data for research projects, pro- 
cess improvements, human factors studies, and surveys. Designs covered include Latin 
Squares, complete and incomplete block designs, one, two, and three variable factorials, frac- 
tional factorials, nested designs, and 2k designs. Suitable laboratory apparatus will be set up 
to study the effect of design parameters on selected response. Statistical software will be uti- 
lized to analyze results. Parametric statistics such as analysis of variance (ANOVA) are intro- 
duced. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-685. Selected Topics in Industrial Engineering Var. Credit (1-3) 

Selected engineering topics of interest to students and faculty. The topics will be selected be- 
fore the beginning of the course and will be pertinent to the programs of the students enrolled. 
Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate Standing. 

INEN-694. Special Projects Var. Credit (1-3) 

Study arranged on a special engineering topic of interest to student and faculty member, who 
will act as advisor. Topics may be analytical and/or experimental and encourage independent 
study. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 



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M.S. and Ph.D. Students Only 

INEN-721. Systems Engineering Models Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents an overview of modern quantitative and computational techniques for 
system modeling, design and control. Topics include fuzzy set theory, neural network, control 
theory, optimization search methods, Petri-nets, and knowledge-based systems. Prerequisite: 
Graduate Standing. 

INEN-731. Engineering Cost Control Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to emphasize the use of cost data by engineers in support of the fi- 
nancial management function. Cost functions, cost behavior, cash control, budgeting, and 
cash-flow analysis are discussed. 

INEN 734. Engineering Organization Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents theories of organizational structures, motivation, leadership, delegation, 
incentives and rewards systems, teams, strategic planning, and personnel evaluation. Prereq- 
uisites: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-735. Human-Computer Interface Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides a fundamental coverage of topics in human-computer interface (HCI). 
The primary emphasis is on the impact of human characteristics and the use of information 
processing models for HCI-design, usability evaluation, virtual reality, and multimedia sys- 
tems. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

INEN-745. Advanced Computer-Integrated Production Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses the principles relating to integration issues for an automated manufac- 
turing enterprise. Topics include control architectures, communication networks and standards 
for graphical information interchange. Current research areas will be discussed. Design pro- 
jects are required. Prerequisites: INEN-624 and INEN-635. 

INEN-749. Inventory Systems Analysis and Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents quantitative models for inventory control decisions. The concepts behind 
current manufacturing resource planning software tools are discussed. Projects are required. 
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-812. Advanced Ergonomics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers quantitative and qualitative analysis of human motions in space and time. 
Sample topics include human physiology, anthropometry, human figure modeling, and human 
performance for a set of task requirement and specification. Design projects are required. Pre- 
requisite: Graduate Standing. 

INEN-813. Cognitive Systems Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

Cognitive Systems Engineering This course examines the principles, theories, and applications 
of the cognitive basis of system design. Topics include models of human and machine infor- 
mation processing, mental models, human error, human-centered design, abstraction hierar- 
chy, ecological interface, cognitive task analysis, multi-flow models, activity-behavior 
models, and theories of complexity in human-machine systems. Prerequisites: Graduate Stand- 
ing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-814. Advanced Topics in Human-Machine Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course examines advanced topics in human-machine systems. Topics covered include su- 
pervisory control, human aspects of fixed and programmable automation, theories and models 
of complex systems, collaborative work support systems, human attention and cognitive con- 
trol of dynamic actions, and tele-operations. Applications include supervisory control in trans- 

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portation, process, space operations, waste and hazardous handling, manufacturing, and other 
applications of automated systems. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-821. Multivariate Statistics For Engineers Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on methods for statistical analysis of multivariate data. Topics include: di- 
mensionality, multidimensional classification and clustering, unstructured multi-response 
sampling, analysis of covariance structures, such as principal components, factor analysis and 
canonical correlation analysis, and multivariate normal distribution and analysis of multivari- 
ate means. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-822. Advanced Systems Simulation Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course discusses advanced statistical issues in the design of simulation experiments: vari- 
ance reduction, regeneration methods, performance optimization and run sampling. Continu- 
ous simulation models are introduced. High fidelity simulation software and high-level 
architecture for constructing large simulation models is introduced. Prerequisites: Graduate 
Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-831. Service Sector Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on the application of modeling and analysis of enterprises in the service 
sector of an economy. Topics include the role of the service sector in an economy, special char- 
acteristics of service operations, structuring the service enterprise, facility design for services, 
service quality, quantitative models for managing services. Applications in the financial ser- 
vices, health care, and other sectors will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and 
Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-832. Information Technology Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on productivity measurement and improvement of information technology 
and information system services. Other topics covered include the planning and control of 
human resources and budgets, as well as the planning of innovation, entrepreneurship and re- 
search and development, and the forecasting and justification of technology. Prerequisites: 
Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-833. Supply Chain Systems Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses the analysis and design of logistics and supply chain systems. Topics 
covered include: logistics and supply chain characterization, site location, mode selection, dis- 
tribution planning, vehicle routing, demand management, replenishment management, geo- 
graphic information systems and real-time logistics control issues. Prerequisites: Graduate 
Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-841. Linear and Nonlinear Optimization Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses solution techniques for linear and integer programming problems, and 
nonlinear optimization. Topics addressed include initial basic feasible solutions, large scale 
linear programs, column generation, scaling, Dantzig- Wolfe decomposition, interior point 
methods, integer programming models, branch and bound approaches, unconstrained multi- 
variate optimization, and penalty methods. Applications to engineering and economic systems 
are discussed. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

INEN-843. Queuing Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course presents stochastic models and solution techniques for such models. Specific top- 
ics include elements of queuing systems, measures of performance, arrival processes, steady 
state analysis, stationary arrivals, controlling service processes, priority queues, and queuing 
networks. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 



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INEN-844. Reliability and Maintenance Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course reviews the statistical concepts and methods underlying procedures used in relia- 
bility engineering. Topics include the nature of reliability and maintenance, life failure and re- 
pair distributions, life test strategies, and complex system reliability including: 
series/parallel/standby components with preventive maintenance philosophy. Analytical mod- 
els are emphasized. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-851. Integrated Manufacturing Control Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an advanced study of systems used for manufacturing execution and shop 
floor control. Traditional control and adaptive control algorithms and applications for manu- 
facturing are explored. Integrated control system functions include scheduling, execution plan- 
ning, supervisory control, human machine interface, process control, quality control, and 
information acquisition. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-852. Integrated Product and Process Design Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an integrated approach to the design and manufacture of a new product. 
Topics include product requirements, concept generation and selection, design, product opti- 
mization, tolerances, prototype development, design for manufacturability and assembly, pro- 
cess optimization, and quality function deployment. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

INEN-853. Enterprise Integration Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is directed toward development and contribution to the advancement of a unified 
framework for conceptualizing, designing, modeling, and operating advanced integrated man- 
ufacturing systems. It builds upon emerging developments in computer and communications 
technologies and conceptual breakthroughs regarding the nature and behavior of integrated en- 
terprises. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-854. Inventory & Warehouse Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course investigates the integration of inventory and warehouse systems. Quantitative 
models for inventory and warehouse layout/location are developed and solved. Computational 
tools and equipment in inventory and warehouse systems are reviewed. Application of supply 
chain and information technology concepts to strategic inventory and warehouse system inte- 
gration is addressed. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 

INEN-885. Advanced Special Topics in Industrial Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course will address a current body of knowledge in Industrial Engineering with a research 
orientation. Term papers and projects will be required. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing and 
Consent of Instructor. 

INEN-991. Doctoral Qualifying Examination Credit 1 (1-0) 

This course will guide student to take the departmental Qualifying Examination. The exami- 
nation will be administered towards the end of the semester. Pass/Fail evaluation only, no let- 
ter grade will be given. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing. 

INEN 992. Doctoral Seminar in Industrial Engineering Credit 1 (1-0) 

The course will present potential dissertation topics and research work-in-progress by faculty 
members and doctoral students, and talks by eminent practitioners and researchers on classi- 
cal and contemporary topics in Industrial Engineering. Pass/Fail evaluation only, no letter 
grade will be given. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing. 

INEN-993. Doctoral Supervised Teaching in 

Industrial Engineering Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will introduce the student to teaching courses under the guidance of a faculty 
member. This course will give the student experience in course planning, lecture preparation, 

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classroom teaching, and student evaluation. Pass/Fail evaluation only, no letter grade will be 
given. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing. 

INEN-994. Doctoral Supervised Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is supervised research under the direction of a member the Graduate Faculty. This re- 
search should lead to the identification of a dissertation topic. Pass/Fail evaluation only, no let- 
ter grade will be given. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing. 

INEN-995. Doctoral Preliminary Credit 3 (3-0) 

In this course dissertation supervisors will guide their students towards completing the Pre- 
liminary Exam. The Preliminary Exam will consist of presenting and defending the student's 
dissertation proposal, and a written exam in the area of specialization. Pass/Fail evaluation 
only, no letter grade will be given. Prerequisites: Doctoral Standing and satisfactory comple- 
tion of departmental Qualifying Examination. 

INEN-997. Dissertation Van Credit (1-3) 

INEN-999. Continuation of Dissertation Var. Credit 1 (1-1) 



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Industrial Technology 



Marcus D. Tillery, Interim Chairperson 

100 Price Hall 

(336) 334-7758 

tillerym @ ncat.edu 



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The School of Technology at North Carolina A&T State University offers a Master of Sci- 
ence in Industrial Technology (MSIT) degree. This program is coordinated by the Department 
of Manufacturing Systems and is designed to increase students' understanding of industrial 
management challenges in an array of technical areas and to explore effective methods for 
dealing with accelerated technological change. 

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION 

The MSIT degree program has five areas of Technical Concentrations. The student pro- 
gram of study determines the area of concentration. The difference in each concentration will 
be in the are of Management Electives and Technical Electives. Note: Each student should 
consult with a coordinator in the department of interest to develop a program of study. 

The five Concentration areas are: 

1 . Manufacturing Systems 

2. Electronics and Computer Technology 

3. Graphic Communication Systems 

4. Construction Management 

5. Occupational Safety and Health 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

The Master of Science in Industrial Technology, within the School of Technology, requires 
the GRE General Test as part of the admission process. No minimum score is required at this 
time. Please contact the Graduate School Office for more information. 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES 

The MSIT degree program is built upon the competencies achieved at the baccalaureate 
level in the industrial technology curriculum and thus enable students to secure applications 
oriented "technical-management" positions in today's industrial environment. Specifically, the 
MSIT program is designed to prepare technical-management professionals and enhance their 
proficiencies in the following areas: 

1 . Planning, organization and management of technology, people, and resources; 

2. Applying and controlling the use of various high technologies, e.g., computer-aided draft- 
ing and design (CADD), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), machine vision and 
photonics, telecommunications and wireless communications, computerized construction 
estimating systems, safety support systems, etc. 

3. Control processes to improve quality, reliability and productivity 

4. Human resource management and the development of a changing work place to achieve 
organizational goals; and 

5. Problem-solving and creative thinking skills. 

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TARGET AUDIENCE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

This program is designed to serve the diverse needs of persons who are interested in pur- 
suing careers in technology. Included in this group are the following: (1 ) persons currently em- 
ployed in industrial management positions and have professional growth aspirations; (2) 
individuals recently completing their undergraduate study and want additional preparation 
prior to embarking on a career in industry; and (3) students interesting in entering an advanced 
graduate degree program (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) and whose ultimate goal is university teaching 
and/or research. Graduates of the program should able to perform more creatively and com- 
petently in leadership roles involving planning, problem solving, and decision-making. Addi- 
tionally, the program is designed to enhance student competencies in the areas of research and 
scholarly writing. 

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY 

A total of 36 hours is required for the Master of Science in Industrial Technology. The total 
consists of 12 SH of Core Courses, 6 SH of Management Electives, 9 SH of Technical Elec- 
tives and 9 SH of Required Courses. 



PROGRAM CURRICULA 

Core Courses (12 credit hours) Requirement for all concentrations 
MSIT 610 Problem Solving in Industrial Technology 

MSIT 673 Industrial Productivity Measurement and Analysis 

MSIT 700 Concepts of Technological Innovations 

MSIT 740 Leadership Development Seminar 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 
3 



Manufacturing Systems 

-Management Electives- 
MFG 735 Manufacturing Organization and Management 

MFG 745 Managing Project Development 

MFG 755 Production Management and Control 

MFG 770 Managing a Total Quality System 



-Technical Electives- 

MFG 65 1 Principles of Robotics 

MFG 674 Advanced Automation and Control 

MFG 690 Special Problems in Manufacturing Systems 

MFG 696 Applied Computer Integrated Manufacturing 

MFG 699 Independent Study in Manufacturing Technology 

MFG 710 Manufacturing Materials 

MFG 7 1 5 Tool Technology 

MFG 760 Advanced Manufacturing Process/CNC 

MFG 780 Reliability Testing and Analysis 

MFG 799 Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology 



ECT 620 
ECT 730 



Electronics and Computer Technology 

-Management Electives- 
Telecommunications Management 
Systems Integration for Telecommunications Managers 



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ECT 735 Telecommunications Management Issues 3 

-Technical Electives- 

ECT 610 Digital Communications I 3 

ECT 611 Digital Communications II 3 

ECT 630 Electronic Communications Networks 3 

ECT 634 Electronic Instrumentation for Telemetry Applications 3 

ECT 640 Electronic Automated Testing Systems 3 

ECT 650 Wireless Communication Systems I 3 

ECT 655 Optical Communication Systems I 3 

ECT 660 Satellite and Personal Communications Systems 3 

ECT 665 Wireless Geo-location Systems 3 

ECT 670 Communication Circuit Development Laboratory 3 

ECT 690 Special Problems in Electronics & Computer Technology 3 

ECT 699 Independent Study in Electronics & Computer Technology 3 

ECT 755 Optical Communication Systems II 3 

ECT 759 Special Topics in Electronics & Computer Technology 3 

ECT 760 Wireless Communication Systems II 3 

ECT 770 Communication Circuit Development Laboratory II 3 

Construction Management 

-Management Electives- 

CM 692 Project Management 3 

CM 710 Advanced Construction Management and Organization 3 

CM 720 Construction Contract Administration 3 

-Technical Electives- 

CM 603 Environmental Issues in Construction Technology 3 

CM 617 Independent Study I 3 

CM 618 Independent Study II 3 

CM 650 Construction Contracts and Law 3 

CM 675 Advanced Construction Planning and Scheduling 3 

CM 678 Real Estate and Land Development 3 

CM 685 Experiential Graduate Internship 3 

CM 686 Special Problems in Construction Management 3 

CM 715 Productivity and Methods Improvement in Construction 3 

CM 750 Research Methods in Construction 3 

Graphic Communication Systems and Technological Studies 

-Management Electives- 

GCS 637 Industrial and Customer Relations in Graphic Communications 3 

GCS 733 Graphic Communications Organization & Management 3 
TECH 670 Introduction to Workplace Training and Development 

TECH 67 1 Methods & Techniques of Workplace Training & Development 3 

-Technical Electives- 

GCS 601 Advanced Flexographic Methods 3 

GCS 616 Electronics Imaging in Graphic Communication 3 

GCS 630 Multimedia and Videography 3 



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GCS 63 1 Advanced Computer- Aided Designed 3 

GCS 632 Graphic Animation 3 

GCS 633 Advanced Machine Design and Drafting 3 

GCS 634 Advanced Multimedia and Videography 3 

GCS 635 Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications Technology 3 

GCS 636 Electronics Imaging in Distance Education 3 

GCS 644 Advanced Architectural Drafting and Design 3 

GCS 668 Independent Studies in Technological Education 3 

GCS 719 Seminar in Computer- Aided Drafting and Design 3 

GCS 731 Advanced Graphic Techniques 3 

TECH 717 Special Problems I 3 

TECH 718 Special Problems n 3 

Occupational Safety and Health 

-Management Electives- 

OSH 614 Industrial Relations 3 

OSH 708 Occupational Safety and Health Management 3 

OSH 709 Current Issues in Occupational Health and Safety 3 

OSH 710 Legal Issues in Occupational Health and Safety Practice 3 

-Technical Electives- 

OSH 600 Occupational Toxicology I 3 

OSH 613 Industrial Hygiene Ventilation 3 

OSH 630 Industrial Safety 3 

OSH 632 Design of Engineering Hazard Controls 3 

OSH 637 Machine and Welding Safety 3 

OSH 642 Electrical Safety 3 

OSH 672 Systems Safety and Other Analytical Methods 3 

OSH 678 Experiential Education I 3 

OSH 679 Experiential Education II 3 

OSH 700 Special Problems in Occupational Health & Safety 3 

OSH 704 Occupational Epidemiology 3 

OSH 706 Noise Control 3 

OSH 712 Education and Training Methods for Safety 3 

OSH 731 Toxicology for the Industrial Hygienist 3 

OSH 751 Industrial Ventilation 3 

Required Courses (9 hours) Requirement for all concentrations 

Non-Thesis Option 

MSIT 750 Internship I 3 

MSIT751 Internship II 3 

MSIT 789 Master's Project 3 

Thesis Option 

MSIT 790 Research Methods 3 

MSIT 791 Thesis I 3 

MSIT 792 Thesis II 3 



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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY 

Courses with Description 

Manufacturing Systems 

MSIT-610. Problem Solving in Industrial Technology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course teaches fundamentals of problem solving as they are applied to an industrial tech- 
nology environment. Included are analytical as well as creative problem solving techniques. 
Industrial projects within assigned teams are required. 

MFG-651. Principles of Robotics Credit 3 (1-3) 

This course emphasizes the study of robotics principles and logic control manipulators to- 
wards the total integration into a flexible manufacturing system. 

MSIT-673. Industrial Productivity Measurement and Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Study of work measurement and method analysis towards establishing work standards and 
measuring productivity in industries. 

MFG-674. Study of Automation and Control Systems Credit 3 (1-3) 

This course emphasizes the study of automation and control system to include application of 
PLC, CAD, CAM, CNC, sensors and robotics to simulate a total computer-integrated manu- 
facturing (CIM) environment. 

MFG-690. Special Problems in Manufacturing Technology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is to provide a forum for dialogue about areas of student's interest pertaining to is- 
sues and or skill developments. This will be accomplished through the definition, exploration, 
and tentative resolution of selected current and evolving industrial technology. This experience 
is targeted toward providing one the opportunity to think about a particular concern and/or in- 
terest then to develop a final product, in the form of paper and presentation, etc. 

MFG-696. Applied Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Credit 3 (2-2) 
This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of computer integrated manufactur- 
ing (CIM). It will provide hands-on experience using sensoring devices necessary to control a 
CIM system. Prerequisite: MFG-674. 

MFG-699. Independent Study in Manufacturing Technology Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student selects a problem, either management or technical in nature, in consultation with 
a faculty member in this area of interest. This problem may be research or application oriented 
in nature. A standard report format will be required. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

MFG-700. Concepts of Technological Innovations Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will provide instruction in the concepts of technological innovations. Contempo- 
rary issues are also explored. 

MFG-710. Manufacturing Materials Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course surveys the materials commonly used to manufacture products. It explores the way 
these materials are formed. Covered are traditional metals and plastics as well as emerging 
high tech materials. The practical applications of these materials are emphasized. Prerequisite: 
MFG-47 1 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

MFG-715. Tool Technology Credit 3 (2-1) 

Includes coverage of tool layout, tool material, tool wear and failure, work holding principles, 
jig and die, specifications for press working, blanking, bending, forming, drawing, and forg- 
ing, etc. Tooling for joining processes such as welding, soldering, brazing, mechanical joining, 



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and adhesive bonding are covered, as well as the use of computers in tooling. Prerequisite: 
MFG-472 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 

MFG-735. Manufacturing Organization and Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course surveys contemporary manufacturing organization and management issues. Fo- 
cusing on manufacturing aspects of the product cycle, research and development, product de- 
sign, marketing, sales and distribution. This course explores new trends in technology 
management and quality of work life issues. 

MSIT-740. Leadership Development Seminar Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is an experiential seminar designed for assessment of the individual's managerial 
strengths and weaknesses in a manufacturing management position. Current and evolving 
leadership issues will be discussed and leadership models will be presented. Managerial and 
leadership issues in high participation work places will be stressed. Students will participate 
in behavioral simulations and receive psychometric feedback. 

MFG-745. Managing New Product Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the product development cycle and emphasizes the benefits of Early Man- 
ufacturing Involvement (EMI) and Logistics Processes. Use of cross-functional teams in prod- 
uct development is also explored. 

MSIT-750. Internship I Credit 3 (0-6) 

This course is designed to provide students with an internship experience in an industrial en- 
vironment related to their technical discipline. Students must be employed full-time for one 
semester. Evaluation will be based on reports from the student's industrial supervisor and the 
university coordinator. Prerequisite: 15 hours graduate credit. 

MSIT-751. Internship II Credit 3 (0-6) 

This course is designed to provide students with an additional semester of internship experi- 
ence related to their technical discipline. 

MFG-755. Production Management and Control Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focus is on production scheduling, work flow, and inventory flow, Just-in-time 
(JIT), and Material Resources Planning (MRP) are explored as techniques for structuring pro- 
duction as well as inventory management. Traditional work design is compared to newer, more 
high participative work designs including self-managed teams. 

MFG-760. Advanced Manufacturing Process/Computer Numerical 

Control (CNC) Credit 3 (1-2) 

This course explores applications in advanced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) ma- 
chine tool technology with precision work performed on lathes, mill, Electrostatic Discharge 
Machining (EDM), and surface drilling work stations. Prerequisite: MFG-472 or consent of in- 
structor 

MFG-770. Managing a Total Quality System Credit 3 (3-0) 

The study of total quality control systems assists to reduce defects, lower cost, and increase 
productivity in a manufacturing environment. Study includes implementing quality through 
Statistical Process Control (SPC), managing quality, quality information systems, quality cir- 
cles, and quality work-life concepts. Prerequisite: MFG-495 or equivalent or consent of in- 
structor 



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MFG-780. Reliability Testing and Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Study of Metrology and reliability testing at various stages of manufacturing processes for 
zero failures. Includes destructive and non-destructive testing procedures, failure analysis, ex- 
ponential and Weibull Failure Law, and reliability prediction of components and/or systems. 

MSIT-789. Master's Degree Project Credit 3 (3-0) 

The master's degree project is designed to be a culminating experience for the master's degree. 
It is applications oriented and focuses on an actual project related to the student's technical dis- 
cipline. The course is intended to integrate the learning from the classes taken in the degree 
program. Prerequisite: 24 hours graduate credit. 

MSIT-790. Research Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course explores empirical methodologies that are applicable to technical research inves- 
tigation. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of thesis advisor. 

MSIT-791. Thesis I Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student will select a research topic that is of special interest and approved by his/her grad- 
uate thesis advisor. Prerequisite: MSIT 790 or consent of advisor. 

MSIT-792. Thesis II Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student may enroll in this course to complete approved research for the thesis. Prerequi- 
sites: MSIT 790, MSIT 791 or consent of advisor. 

MFG-799. Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will allow a group of students to work on special topics of interest which are not 
covered by an existing course. These are emerging themes that reflect the rapidly changing na- 
ture of "World Class Manufacturing" environments. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

Electronics and Computer Technolog y 

ECT-610. Digital Communications Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course investigates the exchange of digital data between terminals and computers. Top- 
ics include multiplexing, modems, causes and correction of electronic circuit impairments. 
Analog and digital communication systems are analyzed and contrasted. Prerequisite: ECT 
350. 

ECT-611. Digital Communications II Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course is a continuation of ECT 610. Emphasis is placed on multimedia networks and 
their supporting platforms. Topics include audio and video standards and compression 
schemes, cable modems and xDSL schemes. Prerequisite: ECT 610 or departmental approval. 

ECT-620. Telecommunications Management Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course addresses fundamental principles of telecommunications management, which in- 
cludes network management and administration, the telecommunications marketplace, and the 
planning and evaluation of systems. The technology of modern telecommunications systems 
is also reviewed. Prerequisite: ECT 350. 

ECT-730. System Integration for Telecommunications Managers Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course delineates methods by which a telecommunications system can put together to 
serve the needs of an organization. Students trace how the project manager should operate 
under constraints of time, cost, performance, competition and regulation. The course involves 
extended case studies and a group project. Prerequisites: ECT 620, CM 590 or Equivalent. (F) 



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ECT-735. Telecommunication Management Issues Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course assesses the impact of current and future trends on the telecommunication land- 
scape. Topics include technological changes, strategic planning, financial analysis and the 
roles of organizational entities, such as research and development, production, human re- 
sources and operations. Prerequisites: ECT 620, 730. 

ECT-630. Electronic Communications Networks Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course involves an intensive investigation of the principles involved in designing Local 
Area Networks (LANs), Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), and Wide Area Networks 
(WANs). The student will be required to design an appropriate network to meet pre-deter- 
mined specifications. Prerequisite: ECT 350. 

ECT-634. Electronic Instrumentation for Telemetry 

Applications Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will provide practical knowledge of the operation of electronics instruments used 
in the applications of telemetry, remote sensing and detection. Possible electronic systems that 
will be discussed include RADAR, SONAR, LIDAR, and SODAR. Prerequisite: ECT 334 or 
departmental approval. 

ECT-640. Electronic Automated Testing Systems Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course addresses the fundamentals of electronic automated testing systems. Topics in- 
clude production, reliability, and maintenance testing. Various types of Automated Test Equip- 
ment (ATE) are addressed, including Built In Test Equipment (BITE) and stand-alone systems. 
Prerequisite: ECT 360. 

ECT-650. Wireless Communication Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers fundamental theory and design of high capacity wireless communication 
systems. Topics include trunking, propagation effects, frequency reuse, modulation methods, 
coding and equalization. Emerging cellular and next generation personal communication sys- 
tems will also be analyzed. Prerequisite: ECT 610. 

ECT-655. Optical Communications Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers advanced fiber optic communication technology (including lasers, optical 
amplifier dynamics and turntable optical filters) with applications to high speed long distance 
systems, local area networks and communication systems. Prerequisite: ECT 450. 

ECT-660. Satellite and Personal Communication Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the theory and practice of satellite communications including orbits, 
launchers, spacecraft, link budgets, modulation techniques, coding, multiple access tech- 
niques, propagation effects and earth terminals. Prerequisite: ECT 610. 

ECT- 665. Wireless Geolocation Systems Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course covers the various technologies and application of wireless geo-location systems. 
Topics covered include terrestrial based systems such as angle of arrival (AOA), time differ- 
ence of arrival (TDOA), and satellite based such as Global Positioning System (GPS). This 
course will also discuss alternative implementation techniques for position location systems 
such as the inertial navigation systems. Prerequisite: ECT 350 or departmental approval. 

ECT-670. Communication Circuit Development Laboratory Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course studies advanced methods of analysis of communication circuits including oscil- 
lators, radio frequency amplifiers, matching networks, modulators, mixers, and detectors for 
the HF through UHF frequencies range using Y- and S- parameter methods. Prerequisite: ECT 
350. 



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ECT-690. Special Problems in Technology Credit 3 (0-6) 

Intensive study in the field of electronics and computer technology under the direction of a 
faculty advisor. 

ECT-699. Independent Study in Electronics and Computer Tech. Credit 3 (3-0) 

The student selects a problem (technical or managerial) in consultation with a faculty member 
in an area related to electronics and computer technology or telecommunications. The student, 
along with the faculty member defines the problem's objectives and a solution is pursued. Pre- 
requisite: Departmental Approval. 

ECT-755. Optical Communication Systems II Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course is a continuation of ECT 655. The course will focus primarily on optical signal 
processing technologies as they are applied to high-speed communication systems. Prerequi- 
site: ECT 655. 

ECT-759. Special Topics in Electronics and Computer Tech Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course involves the study of a topic not addressed by an existing course in the department. 
Typically a topic is selected from within a new or evolving area in the field. Prerequisite: De- 
partmental Approval. 

ECT-760. Wireless Communication Systems II Credit 3 (2-2) 

The course will discuss the transmission of data over mobile links and digital packet data sys- 
tems. The course will also address security and privacy issues in wireless communication sys- 
tems. These topics will be introduced via in-depth case studies of wireless standards such as 
IS-41, GSM, PCS and third generation standards and technologies. Prerequisite: ECT 650 or 
ECT 660. 

ECT-770. Communication Circuit Development Laboratory II Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course is a continuation of ECT 670. The course will study practical methods of building 
a complete high frequency or ultra high frequency communication system at the discrete com- 
ponent level. Prerequisite: ECT 670. 

Construction Management 

CM-603. Environmental Issues in Construction Technology Credit 3 (3-0) 

The environmental issues that are facing the construction industry are studies. Issues include 
site management, water supply, storm water management, sewage disposal, solid and haz- 
ardous waste management and air and noise pollution. Emphasis will be placed on local and 
federal standards that impact upon construction projects. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. 

CM-617. Independent Study I Credit 3 (3-0) 

Study is arranged on a special construction topic of interest to the student and faculty member 
who will act as an advisor. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. 

CM-618. Independent Study II Credit 3 (3-0) 

Study is arranged on a special construction topic of interest to the student and faculty member 
who will act as an advisor. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. 

CM-650. Construction Contracts and Law Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course deals with contracts and the law in regard to construction company formation, 
methods of advertising, bidding process, contract formation and awards. Special emphasis is 
placed on law pertaining to the construction industry. Extensive case studies are reviewed. Pre- 
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CM-675. Advanced Construction Planning and Scheduling Credit 3 (2-3) 

Planning, scheduling and organizing of construction projects to control time costs and other 
resources are studied. Emphasis is on advanced preparation, analysis, control of network 
schedules and computer use with a variety of software packages. Prerequisite: CM 594. 

CM-678. Real Estate and Land Development Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will provide an overview of land planning and development. A step-by-step de- 
scription of the land development process and the relationship of each of the steps to the over- 
all process will be the main focus of this course. Topics to be covered include regulatory and 
financial elements as they relate to: the development process such as zoning, floor area rations, 
development bonus for amenities, zoning variances, building permits and inspections, real es- 
tate taxes, development districts, historic preservation, market feasibility, financial analysis 
management and leasing processes. Prerequisites: CM 215, 216, 596. 

CM-685. Graduate Internship I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an internship experience in construction-related industries. A special project is 
required. Permission of the graduate advisor is required. 

CM-686. Graduate Internship II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an internship experience in construction-related industries. A special project is 
required. Permission of the graduate advisor is required. 

CM-715. Productivity and Methods Improvement in Construction 

Credit 3 (3-0) 

Methods and techniques of analyzing construction work to improve productivity are studied. 
Total quality management, worker motivation, productivity ratings, crew balancing and work 
measurement are discussed and developed as models for change in the construction manage- 
ment process. Prerequisites: CM 710, Graduate Standing. 

CM-750. Research Methods in Construction Credit 3 (3-0) 

Fundamentals of construction research methods, techniques, research design, data collection 
and analysis with relevant computer applications are incorporated into the course. Prerequi- 
site: ECON 305. 

Graphic Communications Systems and Technological Studies 

GCS-601. Advanced Flexographic Methods Credit 3 (1-4) 

This course is designed to develop advanced proficiency in flexographic printing. It includes 
the prediction of future flexographic markets, products, substrates, inks, solvents, and indus- 
try standards for color processing. 

GCS-630. Multimedia and Videography Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course covers the development and utilization of multimedia presentations and videogra- 
phy in the educational environment. Topics include principles of composition, planning, edit- 
ing, and producing multimedia presentations appropriate for educational or industrial settings. 
Computers and software packages will be used to develop the presentations. 

GCS-631. Advanced Computer-Aided Design Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course focuses on developing knowledge and skill with computer software used with 
solid modeling and the use of computer software to generate these models. Emphasis will also 
be placed on the creation of wire-frame and surface models. Analysis, fabrication and docu- 
mentation of these models will be addressed. 



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GCS-632. Graphic Animation Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course deals with the creation and manipulation of computer generated geometric shapes 
and models. Topics include creation of 3D scenes, assignment of materials, lights and textures, 
keyframing, rendering, and animation. 

GCS-633. Advanced Machine Design and Drafting Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course covers advanced drafting and design techniques associated with machine com- 
ponets and assembly. Topics include tool design and material selection, work-holding princi- 
ples, design of jigs, fixtures and press working tools, inspection and gaging, joining processes, 
modular tooling, and economics of design. 

GCS-634. Advanced Multimedia and Videography Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course provides advanced strategies and techniques in the development of multimedia 
presentations and videography. State of the art equipment will be used in addition to comput- 
ers and software packages to produce professional presentations. 

GCS-635. Advanced Principles of Graphic Communications 

Technology Credit 3 (2-2) 

Advanced principles in graphic reproduction. Study of color applications, photographic appli- 
cations, design and pre-press techniques. Technical experiences in reproduction methods and 
quality control. 

GCS-636. Electronic Imaging in Distance Learning Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course integrates the strategies and techniques of electronic imaging into distance learn- 
ing applications. Areas of emphasis include Web page development and management unique 
to distance learning delivery systems for the internet. 

GCS-637. Industrial and Customer Relations in Graphic 

Communications Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on industrial and customer relations within the field of graphic communi- 
cations. Responsibilities and duties of the manager and his/her relationship to higher-level su- 
pervisors, subordinates, associates and customers are examined. Emphasis is placed on 
developing skills essential for persuasive communication. 

GCS-644. Advanced Architectural Drafting and Design Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course covers advanced drafting and design techniques associated with the building in- 
dustries. Topics include the development of working drawings, site plans, elevations, sections, 
and details in accordance with building codes. Upon completion the student should be able to 
plan and develop architectural drawings that comply with accepted architectural standards and 
procedures. 

GCS-667. Independent Studies in Technological Education I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course involves intensive study in the field of technological education under the direction 
of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate studies coordinator. 

GCS-668. Independent Studies in Technological Education II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course involves intensive inquiry in the field of technological education under the direc- 
tion of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Approval of graduate studies coordinator. 

GCS-670. Electronic Imaging in Graphic Communication Credit 3 (2-2) 

Theory, principles and practices of electronic non-impact printing are investigated in class. 
Students will be given opportunities to explain, visit and utilize current non-impact printing 
systems through visits to industrial settings, classroom projects and special demonstrations. 



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TECH-717. Special Problems I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an advanced study in modern technology that deals with recent developments, 
trends, practices and procedures in industries. Learning activities include individual and group 
research and experimentation involving selection, design, development, and evaluation of 
technical reports and instructional materials. 

TECH-718. Special Problems II Credit 3 (3-0) 

Individual study related to modern technology including research and experimentation in- 
volving selection, design, development, and evaluation of instructional materials will be the 
focus of this course. 

TECH-719. Seminar in Computer Aided Drafting and Design Credit 3 (2-2) 
This course surveys the CADD software packages currently used in industrial and educational 
fields. It explores the uses and applications of these packages, and covers the transfer of data 
across platforms. Strengths of various software packages for special situations are emphasized. 

GCS-731. Advanced Graphical Techniques Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course is designed to study the applications of American National Standards Institute 
(ANSI) and International Standards Organization (ISO) drafting standards, computer aided 
graphical problem solving techniques, drafting methods in certain specialty areas, and differ- 
ent conventions related to tolerancing. Use of literature and research is expected. 

GCS-733. Graphic Communications Organization and 

Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course discusses formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and 
managing conflict and change. Emphasis will be placed on different management practices 
and leadership styles as they relate to satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, 
productivity, and profitability in the graphic communications industry. 

Occupational Safety and Health 

OSH-600. Occupational Toxicology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a basic survey of the principles of toxicology. Emphasis will be placed on the 
effects of common industrial toxicants; absorption, distribution, secretion and bio-transforma- 
tion of toxicants; and toxicological assay methods. Mechanisms of action, testing, risk assess- 
ment, carcinogenesis, oncogenes, receptors, toxicological evaluation, and host/environmental 
interactions will be discussed. 

OSH-613. Industrial Hygiene Ventilation Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will acquaint health and safety professionals with the principles of local and gen- 
eral ventilation systems. Topics covered include: basic terms and formula, hoods, design con- 
siderations, air cleaners, fans, exhaust system performance, dilution ventilation, comfort 
ventilation, make-up air requirements, indoor air quality standards and HVAC systems. 

OSH-630. Industrial Safety Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on the industrial manager's role in preventing accidents, protecting work- 
ers health, and maintaining safety awareness in the workplace. 

OSH-632. Design of Engineering Hazard Controls Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course is an overview of the design and assessment of engineering controls for the abate- 
ment of health and safety hazards in the work place. An emphasis is placed on cost benefit 
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abatement, industrial ventilation, machine guarding, and walking and working surfaces. Pre- 
requisites: OSH 416, MFG 191, MFG 491. 

OSH-637. Machine and Welding Safety Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an introduction to machine guarding and welding safety. An emphasis is placed 
on the applicable standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found in the 
Code of Federal Regulations. Prerequisite: OSH 312. 

OSH-642. Electrical Safety Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an overview of the identification and control of the fire and electrocution haz- 
ards of electrical wiring and equipment. An emphasis is placed on the National Electric Code 
and electrical standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found in the 
Code of Federal Regulations. Prerequisites: OSH 312, PHYS 226 and 236 or equivalent. 

OSH-672. Systems Safety and Other Analytical Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an overview of system theory and process safety management. An emphasis is 
placed on regulatory compliance with the process safety management standard of the Occu- 
pational Safety and Health Administration. Topics of discussion include fault tree analysis, 
failure modes, and risk analysis and management. Prerequisites: MATH 224 or equivalent, 
OSH 411. 

OSH-678. Experiential Education I Credit 3 (3-0) 

To satisfy the requirements of this course, students must engage in cooperative activities 
within the industry, government agencies, or consulting firms. Work responsibilities must in- 
clude significant hazard assessment activities. Conditions of experience are supervised by de- 
partment faculty. 

OSH-679. Experiential Education II Credit 3 (3-0) 

To satisfy the requirements of this course, students must engage in intern activities within in- 
dustry, government agencies, or consulting firms. Work responsibilities must include signifi- 
cant hazard assessment activities. Conditions of experience are supervised by department 
faculty. 

OSH-700. Special Problems in Occupational Health & Safety Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an opportunity to study special areas in the discipline. Course content 
will be determined by the Department and the instructor with a complete syllabus each time 
the course is offered. 

OSH-704. Occupational Epidemiology Credit 3 (3-0) 

The main focus of this course is on the fundamentals of occupational epidemiology, epidemi- 
ological methods used in both chronic and infectious occupational disease epidemiology, ap- 
plication of methods to safety and health research and practice will be stressed. Epidemiologic 
topics will also be related to subjects in occupational safety and health management. 

OSH-706. Noise Control Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will cover the following topics: properties of sound, occupation damage-risk cri- 
teria, noise surveys and measuring equipment, noise control programs, and engineering con- 
trols. 

OSH-712. Education and Training Methods for Safety Credit 3 (3-0) 

Lectures with emphasis on education/training for the control or prevention of occupation in- 
juries or illnesses. Education/training methods, materials and available courses are stressed 
Student is expected to determine the need for education/training, design a program for a spe- 
cific control effort, establish criteria for evaluation of the program. 



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OSH-731. Toxicology for the Industrial Hygienist Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a basic survey of the principles of toxicology. Emphasis will be placed on the 
effects of common industrial toxicants; absorption, distribution, secretion, and biotransforma- 
tion of toxicants; and toxicological essay methods. Prerequisite: OSH 416 or approval of in- 
structor. 

OSH-751. Industrial Ventilation Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is an introduction to the design of local exhaust ventilation systems for the con- 
trol of airborne contaminants. An emphasis will be placed on the velocity pressure method of 
predicting system performance, and minimization of total installation and operational costs. 
Prerequisite: OSH 416 or approval of instructor. 



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Management Information Systems 



Paul G. Simmonds, Chairperson 

Room 315, Merrick Hall 

(336) 334-7656 

The Department of Business Administration offers a program of study leading to the Mas- 
ter of Science in Management degree with a concentration in Management Information Sys- 
tems (MIS). The program prepares students and professionals for careers in public and private 
sector positions in information systems management, or to apply MIS concepts to other busi- 
ness disciplines. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Master of Science in Management - Management Information Systems 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The general requirements for admission are an undergraduate degree from an accredited 
institution with a grade point average of 2.60 (on a 4.0 scale), and a satisfactory GMAT score. 
Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be considered on an individual basis. A GPA 
of 3.0 is required for graduation. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Students with a variety of undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply. The program is 
designed to appeal to those who either currently work in industry or desire to affiliate with 
firms or organizations using cutting-edge tools to deliver their products or services. Students 
in the program will have a business related undergraduate degree and wish to study a particu- 
lar area in greater depth, or have a non-business related degree with the personal or profes- 
sional interests or experiences that would be enhanced by a high quality graduate program in 
management education. 

The program requires a minimum of 30 semester-hours. There is no thesis requirement. Stu- 
dents without an undergraduate business-related degree will be required to take appropriate 
foundation courses, which may extend the requirements to 42-45 semester-hours. The program 
consists of 18 hours of core courses, including one 3-hour elective, and 15 hours of course- 
work in the major concentration. 

The student pursuing the Master of Science in Management is required to complete a com- 
mon core of courses consisting of: 



ACCT714 
BUAD 715 
BUAD 716 
BUAD 718 
ECON 608 



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Managerial Accounting & Finance 3 semester hours 

Quantitative Business Analysis 3 semester hours 

Strategic Marketing 3 semester hours 

Management & Organization Analysis 3 semester hours 

Managerial Economics 3 semester hours 



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ELECTIVE 

COMP710 

INEN618 
INEN658 



One course selected from the following: 

Software Specialization, Analysis & Design 
Total Quality Management 
Project Management 



Courses in the MIS concentration will consist of the following courses: 
BUAD 740 Management & Implementation of MIS 

BUAD 742 Telecommunication Systems Management 

BUAD 744 Enterprise Data Modeling 

BUAD 746 E-Business and E-Commerce 

BUAD 748 MIS Projects 



3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 



3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 



Students without an undergraduate business-related degree will be required to take appro- 
priate foundation courses, which consist of the following. 



ACCT 708 
BUAD 705 
BUAD 712 
ECON 706 



Seminar in Financial Concepts 3 semester hours 

Seminar in Business Analysis 3 semester hours 

Foundation of Enterprise Management 3 semester hours 

Seminar in Economics 3 semester hours 



LIST OF GRADUATE COURSES 

Course Description 

ACCT 708 Seminar in Financial Concepts 

ACCT 714 Managerial Accounting & Finance 

BUAD 705 Seminar in Business Analysis 

BUAD 712 Foundation of Enterprise Management 

BUAD 715 Quantitative Business Analysis 

BUAD 716 Strategic Marketing 

BUAD 718 Management & Organization Analysis 

BUAD 740 Management & Implementation of MIS 

BUAD 742 Telecommunication Systems Management 

BUAD 744 Enterprise Data Modeling 

BUAD 746 E-Business and E-Commerce 

BUAD 748 MIS Projects 

ECON 608 Managerial Economics 

ECON 706 Seminar in Economics 



Credit 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 



COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

ECON-608. Managerial Economics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will apply economic principles to decision-making in management. The basic 
tools and methods of analysis are derived mainly from microeconomics. Additional tools dis- 
cussed include statistical methods, operations research, financial analysis, and decision-mak- 
ing theory that are applied to managerial decision-making problems. Particular emphasis will 
be placed on demand analysis, forecasting, pricing and output decisions, cost-benefit analysis, 
present value analysis, cost-benefit analysis, capital budgeting, risk analysis, and decision 
making under uncertainty. 



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ECON-706. Seminar in Economics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces basic microeconomic principles and their applications in business. 
Basic economic concepts, including marginal analysis of consumer and firm decisions, will be 
covered along with macroeconomic theories that support managers understanding of the 
global economic environment and the economic policies affecting that environment. 

BUAD-705. Seminar in Business Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will integrate the statistical and mathematical concepts that are essential for iden- 
tifying, analyzing, and solving complex business problems. Business applications will involve 
investment, inventory, and capital budgeting analyses, utilizing computer spreadsheet models 
and the Visual Basic programming language. 

BUAD-712. Foundations of Enterprise Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides an understanding of key themes related to successful enterprise manage- 
ment, and discussions of the interpersonal and intellectual skills necessary to contribute to a 
highly competitive and globalized business environment. Topics include the globalization of 
commerce, marketing and market systems, competitive strategy, perspectives on legal and eth- 
ical business conduct, information technology, and the elements of quality. Individual and 
team competencies are developed using materials that involve interpersonal skills, problem- 
solving, and case analysis. 

BUAD-715. Quantitative Business Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course familiarizes students with basic quantitative techniques for decision-making in all 
business functions. Specific topics will include data collection and presentation; basic de- 
scriptive statistics and probability; discrete and continuous probability distributions; confi- 
dence intervals; hypothesis testing; business forecasting; linear and multiple regression 
models; linear, integer, and nonlinear programming; and computer simulation. Emphasis will 
be on the application of these techniques for managerial decision-making. 

BUAD-716. Strategic Marketing Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides in-depth examination of the role of marketing in strategic planning and 
decision-making. Students develop skills critical to directing business-unit marketing strategy 
and designing or reengineering a customer-driven organization. The course content empha- 
sizes cases and readings. It also exposes students to emerging issues in marketing strategy in- 
cluding relationship marketing and e-commerce. 

BUAD-718. Management and Organizational Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a study of formal organizations as rational, organic, open systems and their be- 
havior in response to an ever-changing, global and domestic environment. It covers macro and 
micro theories of management and organizations and their application to organizational design 
and processes. Organizational effectiveness, strategic planning and control, structural designs, 
leadership, motivation, globalization, and corporate politics and culture are studied through 
extensive reading, case studies, exploratory research and seminar discussions. 

BUAD-740. Management and Implementation of Enterprise Information 

Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is an applied course in concepts and techniques used in the design, development, and im- 
plementation of management information systems and decision support systems using systems 
design concepts and software development tools for web enabled applications. The imple- 
mentation issues of organizational fit and organizational diffusion will be discussed along with 
security and ethics. 



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BUAD-742. Telecommunications Systems Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course provides in-depth coverage of data communications applications and the manage- 
ment of telecommunications hardware and software. Emphasis is on analysis and design of 
networking applications, management of telecommunications networks, and evaluation of 
connectivity options. Topics to be covered include: telecommunications devices, media sys- 
tems, network hardware and software, network configuration, network applications, cost-ben- 
efit analysis, topologies and reliability. Students will work with assembling and testing 
networks in a network laboratory. 

BUAD-744. Enterprise Data Modeling Credit 3 (3-0) 

From a business perspective, this course will analyze databases to facilitate surveillance and 
scanning for reverse competitive intelligence and for gathering data on customers and com- 
petitors. From an information perspective it will cover distributed databases, database integrity 
and security, data warehousing, data modeling tools, data dictionaries, and query language. 
Students will make extensive use of database systems. 

BUAD-746. E-Business and E-Commerce Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a comprehensive overview of building and managing an e-business. Topics ex- 
amined include: the decision to bring a business online, choosing a business model, develop- 
ing a business plan, accepting payments, marketing strategies, and security. A complete 
web-based e-business storefront will be designed and developed based on a viable business 
model and marketing plan. 

BUAD-748. MIS Projects Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course requires an applied project designed to provide students with the necessary skills 
to manage the development of technology-based solutions for opportunities faced by organi- 
zations today. Students gain practical experience in enabling change through the use of infor- 
mation technology. Students work in faculty- supervised teams with sponsoring businesses. 
Project deliverables include: analysis and evaluation of existing business processes, evaluation 
of alternatives for improvement, potential for IT work process improvement, demonstration of 
feasibility, and an implementation plan. 



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Mathematics 



Wilbur L. Smith, Chairman 

102 Marteena Hall 

(336) 334-7822 

smithw@ncat.edu 



The School of Graduate Studies through the Department of Mathematics offers two cur- 
ricula leading to the Master of Science in Education. One is intended primarily for individu- 
als who teach mathematics at the middle school or high school level and the other is intended 
for individuals who teach mathematics at the high school or two-year college level. In addi- 
tion, it offers a program of studies leading to the M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Mathematics, Secondary Education - Master of Science 
Applied Mathematics - Master of Science 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Mathematics Education and Applied Mathematics students must follow the general ad- 
mission requirements for graduate studies; Mathematics Education students must also satisfy 
the following criteria for admission to the program. 

• A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or a related field from an accredited institution. 

• North Carolina "A" license in Secondary Mathematics or the equivalent from another 
state or eligibility to hold an "A" certification. 

• An undergraduate GPA of 2.60 overall or 3.0 in the junior/senior years. 

• Three (3) letters of recommendation. 

• Official scores on GRE (Graduation Record Examination) or the MAT (Miller Analo- 
gies Test). Tests must be taken within the last five (5) years. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

In addition to meeting general requirements specified above, a student seeking admission 
to a graduate program in the Department of Mathematics must have earned thirty (30) semester 
hours in mathematics including differential and integral calculus, linear algebra and differen- 
tial equations. A student who fails to meet these requirements will be expected to enroll in ap- 
propriate undergraduate courses before beginning his graduate studies in mathematics. A 
student may not receive graduate credit for a course that is equivalent to one for which he re- 
ceived a grade of "C" or above as an undergraduate. 

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION CURRICLUM 

Students may select either the thesis or non-thesis option. Each option requires a total of 
thirty-nine (39) semester hours: fifteen (15) semester hours in Professional Education, twenty- 
one (21) semester hours in Mathematics, and three (3) semester hours of electives. 

All Mathematics Education students must complete the core courses specified in the de- 
scription of general requirements for a Master of Science in Education. The five (5) core Pro- 
fessional Education courses required are as follows: 



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Courses Description 

CUIN 619 Learning Theories 

CUIN 7 1 1 Research and Inquiry 

CUIN 721 Advanced Methods and Internship 

CUIN 728 Technology Across the Curriculum 

CUIN 729 Diversity 

Each Mathematics Education student must complete at least one (1) course from each of the 
five (5) major areas of study. Students completing the Middle School/High School Curricu- 
lum must take a minimum of one (1) 700 level course in Mathematics. Students completing 
High-School-2 year College Curriculum must take a minimum if three (3) 700 level courses 
in Mathematics. 



The five major areas of study include: 
1. Algebra: 

MATH 602 Modern Algebra 

MATH 612 Advanced Linear Algebra 

Linear and Non-Linear Algebra 
Principles of Optimization 
Numerical Linear Algebra 
Special Topics in Algebra 



MATH 631 
MATH 665 
MATH 712 
MATH 717 

Analysis: 

MATH 603 
MATH 610 
MATH 611 
MATH 620 
MATH 650 
MATH 651 
MATH 700 
MATH 711 
MATH 720 
MATH 751 
MATH 752 

Geometry: 
MATH 604 
MATH 715 

Statistics: 

MATH 608 
MATH 623 
MATH 624 
MATH 706 
MATH 708 
MATH 721 
MATH 731 



Introduction to Real Analysis 

Complex Variables I 

Complex Variables II 

Elements of Set Theory and Topology 

Ordinary Differential Equations 

Partial Differential Equations 

Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable I 

Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable II 

Special Topics in Analysis 

Solution Methods in Integral Equations 

Calculus of Variations and Control Theory 

Modern Geometry for Secondary School Teachers 
Projective Geometry 



Methods of Applied Statistics 

Probability Theory and Applications 

Theory and Methods of Statistics 

Categorical Data Analysis 

Nonparametric Statistics 

Multivariate Statistical Analysis 

Advanced Numerical Methods 
Applications of Technology in Mathematics: 

MATH 601 Technology and Applications in Secondary School Mathematics 

MATH 608 Methods of Applied Statistics 

MATH 624 Theory and Methods of Statistics 



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MATH 63 1 Linear and Non-Linear Programming 

MATH 665 Principles of Optimization 

MATH 706 Categorical Data Analysis 

MATH 708 Nonparametric Statistics 

MATH 7 1 2 Numerical Linear Algebra 

MATH 721 Multivariate Statistical Analysis 

MATH 73 1 Advanced Numerical Methods 

MATH 765 Optimization Theory and Applications 

Other Requirements: 

1 . Thesis or Research Project or Portfolio 

2. Comprehensive Examination in Mathematics 

3. Comprehensive Examination in Education 

APPLIED MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM 

A student seeking the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics must complete the fol- 
lowing: 

1 . At least fifteen semester hours of 700-level courses in either mathematics or an applica- 
tions area of mathematics. 

2. A minimum of eighteen semester hours of credit in the Department of Mathematics. 

3. A thesis or a project. 

4. A minimum of thirty semester hours of graduate credit. 

Courses 

MATH 600 Introduction to Modern Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers 

MATH 601 Technology and Applications in Secondary School Mathematics 

MATH 602 Modern Algebra 

MATH 603 Introduction to Real Analysis 

MATH 604 Modern Geometry for Secondary School Teachers 

MATH 606 Mathematics for Chemists 

MATH 607 Theory of Numbers 

MATH 608 Methods of Applied Statistics 

MATH 610 Complex Variables I 

MATH 6 1 1 Complex Variables II 

MATH 612 Advanced Linear Algebra 

MATH 620 Elements of Set Theory and Topology 

MATH 623 Probability Theory and Applications 

MATH 624 Theory and Methods of Statistics 

MATH 625 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I 

MATH 626 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II 

MATH 63 1 Linear and Non-Linear Programming 

MATH 632 Games and Queueing Theory 

MATH 633 Stochastic Processes 

MATH 650 Ordinary Differential Equations 

MATH 65 1 Partial Differential Equations 

MATH 652 Methods of Applied Mathematics 

MATH 665 Principles of Optimization 

MATH 675 Graph Theory 



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MATH 691 Special Topics in Applied Mathematics 

MATH 700 Theory of Functions of a Real Variable I 

MATH 701 Theory of Functions of a Real Variable II 

MATH 706 Categorical Data Analysis 

MATH 708 Nonparametric Statistics 

MATH 710 Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable I 

MATH 711 Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable II 

MATH 712 Numerical Linear Algebra 

MATH 715 Projective Geometry 

MATH 717 Special Topics in Algebra 

MATH 720 Special Topics in Analysis 

MATH 721 Multivariate Statistical Analysis 

MATH 723 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics 

MATH 725 Graduate Design Project 

MATH 730 Thesis Research in Mathematics 

MATH 73 1 Advanced Numerical Methods 

MATH 75 1 Solution Methods in Integral Equations 

MATH 752 Calculus of Variations and Control Theory 

MATH 765 Optimization Theory and Applications 

MATH 733 Advanced Probability and Stochastic Processes 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN MATHEMATICS 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

MATH-600. Introduction to Modern Mathematics for Secondary 

School Teachers Credit 3 (3-0) 

Elementary theory of sets, elementary logic and propositional systems, nature and methods of 
mathematical proofs, structure of the real number system. Open only to in-service teachers or 
to others having the permission of the Department of Mathematics. 

MATH-601. Technology and Applications in Secondary School 

Mathematics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers techniques of teaching algebra, advanced algebra, trigonometry, and other 
secondary mathematics using graphing calculators, software packages and other technology. 
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

MATH-602. Modern Algebra Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers mappings, binary operations, groups, rings, integral domains, fields, and 
some applications to coding and cryptography. Prerequisite: MATH 311 or consent of the in- 
structor. 

MATH-603. Introduction to Real Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

The following topics will be covered in this course: elementary set theory, functions, axiomatic 
development of the real numbers, metric spaces, convergent sequences, completeness, com- 
pactness, connectedness, continuity, limits, sequences of functions, differentiation, the mean 
value theorem, Taylor's theorem, Reimann integration, infinite series, the fixed point theorem, 
partial differentiation, and the implicit function theorem. Prerequisite: MATH-311 or consent 
of the instructor. 



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MATH-604. Modern Geometry for Secondary School Teachers Credit 3 (3-0) 

Re-examination of Euclidean geometry, axiomatic systems and the Hilbert axioms, introduc- 
tion to projective geometry and other non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: MATH-600 or 
consent of the Department of Mathematics. 

MATH-606. Mathematics for Chemists Credit 3 (3-0) 

Review of those principles of mathematics involved in chemical computations and derivations 
from general chemistry through physical chemistry; topics covered include significant figures, 
methods of expressing large and small numbers, algebraic operations, trigonometric functions 
and an introduction to calculus. 

MATH-607. Theory of Numbers Credit 3 (3-0) 

Divisibility properties of the integers, the Euclidean algorithm, congruences, diophantine 
equations, number-theoretic functions and continued fractions. Prerequisite: Twenty hours of 
college mathematics. 

MATH-608. Methods of Applied Statistics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces the SAS programming language, and uses it in the analysis of variance, 
both single and multi-factor. It includes various methods of hypothesis testing and construct- 
ing confidence intervals. The course covers simple and multiple linear regression, including 
model building and variable selection techniques. Elements of time series and categorical data 
analysis are covered. Prerequisite: MATH-224. 

MATH-610. Complex Variables I Credit 3 (3-0) 

The following topics will be covered in this course: complex number system, limits of com- 
plex sequences, complex functions, continuity, limits of functions, derivatives, elementary 
functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, antiderivatives harmonic functions, inverse functions, 
power series, analytic functions, analytic continuation, contour integrals, Cauchy's theorem 
and Cauchy's integral formula. Prerequisite: MATH-231. 

MATH-611. Complex Variables II Credit 3 (3-0) 

MATH-611 is a continuation of MATH-610. The following topics will be covered in this 
course: Liouville's theorem, the fundamental theorem of algebra, the winding number, gener- 
alized Cauchy theorems, singularities, residue calculus, Laurent series, boundary value prob- 
lems, harmonic functions, conformal mappings, Poisson's formula, potential theory, physical 
applications and the Riemann mapping theorem. Prerequisite: MATH-610. 

MATH-612. Advanced Linear Algebra Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices determinants and sys- 
tems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, inner products, bilin- 
ear quadratic forms, canonical forms, and application to engineering and applied sciences 
Prerequisite: MATH-450 or consent of the instructor. 

MATH-620. Elements of Set Theory and Topology Credit 3 (3-0) 

Operations on sets, indexed families of sets, products of sets, relations, functions, metric 
spaces, general topological spaces, continuity, compactness and connectedness. Prerequisites: 
MATH-23 1 and consent of the instructor. 

MATH-623. Probability Theory and Applications Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course begins with an introduction to sample spaces and probability, including combina- 
torices. It covers continuous and discrete random variables, including multivariate, random 
variables and expectations; also marginal and conditional distributions are derived. The course 
introduces moment generating functions, and covers the central limit theorem and its applica- 
tions. Prerequisite: MATH-231. 

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MATH-624. Theory and Methods of Statistics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces methods of statistical estimation and inference including the following 
topics: sufficient statistics, confidence sets, hypothesis tests, and maximum likelihood meth- 
ods. The theory of uniformly most powerful tests and the Neyman-Pearson Lemma are cov- 
ered. Other topics include least squares estimation, the linear model, and Bayesian methods. 
Prerequisite: MATH-623. 

MATH-625. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, K-8, 1 Credit 3 (3-0) 

Designed for in-service and prospective teachers who have as their goal "to teach the basic 
skills and competencies of mathematics sought in today's world." The course emphasizes that 
the teacher, first, must have the knowledge and skills in order to accomplish this goal. It 
stresses fundamentals of arithmetic, sets and operations, number systems, fractions, decimals, 
percents, estimation, consumer arithmetic, problem solving and traditional and metric geome- 
try and measurement. This course may not be used for degree credit. 

MATH-626. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, K-8, II Credit 3 (3-0) 

(Formerly 3686) 

A continuation of MATH-625. No credit towards a degree in mathematics; not open to sec- 
ondary school teachers of mathematics. Credit on elementary education degree. Prerequisite: 
MATH-625. 

MATH-631. Linear and Non-Linear Programming Credit 3 (3-0) 

Optimization subject to linear constraints; transportation problems; simplex method, network 
flows, applications of linear programming to industrial problems and economic theory. Intro- 
duction to non-linear programming. Prerequisites: MATH-450 and consent of the instructor. 

MATH-632. Games and Queue Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

General introduction to game theory; two-person-non-zero-sum-non-cooperative games; two- 
person cooperative games; reasonable outcomes and values; the minimax theorem. Introduc- 
tion to queuing theory; single server queuing processes; many serve queuing processes; 
applications to economics and business. Prerequisites: MATH-224, MATH-450 or consent of 
the instructor. 

MATH-633. Stochastic Processes Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course begins with a review of Probability and Random Variables. Markov Processes, 
Poisson Processes, Waiting Times, Renewal Phenomena, Branching Processes, Queuing Sys- 
tem, Service Times are covered. Prerequisite: MATH-623 or consent of the instructor. 

MATH-650. Ordinary Differential Equations Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is an intermediate course in ordinary differential equations with emphasis on applications. 
Topics include linear systems and various phase plane techniques for non-linear ordinary dif- 
ferential equations. Prerequisite: MATH-431. 

MATH-651. Partial Differential Equations Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course includes introduction to complex variables and residue calculus, transform calcu- 
lus, higher order partial differential equations governing various physical phenomena, non-ho- 
mogeneous boundary value problems, orthogonal expressions, Green's functions and 
variational principles. Prerequisites: MATH-431, 432. 

MATH-652. Methods of Applied Mathematics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers matrix theory, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, eigenvalue prob- 
lem and its applications to systems of linear ODEs and mechanical vibrations, the simplest 
problems of calculus of variations, Euler equations, boundary conditions, extensions of Euler 



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equations, Hamilton's Principles, constraints and Lagrange multipliers, introduction to integral 
equations, and solutions in iterative and other methods. Prerequisites: MATH 431, 432. 

MATH-665. Principles of Optimization Credit 3 (3-0) 

Algebra, linear inequalities, duality, graphs, transport networks; linear programming; special 
algorithms; selected applications. An upper level course. Prerequisites: MATH-231 or equiva- 
lent and MATH-450. 

MATH-675. Graph Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

Varieties of graphs, graph theory algorithms, and applications of graph theory to other disci- 
plines. Prerequisite: MATH-450. 

MATH-691. Special Topics in Applied Mathematics Credit 3 (3-0) 

Topics are selected from differential equations, numerical methods, operations research, ap- 
plied mechanics and from other fields of applied mathematics. Prerequisites: Senior or gradu- 
ate standing and consent of the instructor. 

Graduate Students Only 

MATH-700. Theory of Functions of a Real Variable I Credit 3 (3-0) 

The focus of this course is a careful study of the fundamental theorems of Lebesgue theory, in- 
cluding Lebesgue measure, differentiation and integration on the real line. Topics from set the- 
ory and point set topology are also included in this course. Prerequisite: MATH-507 or 
equivalent. 

MATH-701. Theory of Functions of a Real Variable II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of MATH-700. The following topics will be covered in this 
course: general measure and integration, measure and outer measure, and some basic topics 
from functional analysis. Prerequisite: MATH-700. 

MATH-706. Categorical Data Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will include the following topics: Two- Way Contingency Table Inference for Two- 
Way Table, Models for Binary Response Variables, Log-linear Models, Testing in Loglinear 
Models, Multinomial Response Models and Estimation Theory for Parametric Models, and 
Computer Analysis of Categorical Data. Prerequisite: MATH 624. 

MATH-708. Nonparametric Statistics Credit 3 (3-0) 

The following topics will be discussed in this course: Order Statistics, Run Test for Trend, 
Goodness of Fit Tests, Rank Tests for One and Two Populations, Linear Rank Statistics, One 
and Two Way Nonparametric Analysis of Variance, and applications to practical problems. 
Prerequisite: MATH 624. 

MATH-710. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course includes basic theory of analytic functions, including Cauchy's theorem, confor- 
mal mappings, Taylor and Laurent series, and residue theory. Prerequisite: MATH-507 or 
equivalent. 

MATH-711. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is a continuation of MATH-710. Basic theory and applications of conformal map- 
pings, fractional linear, analytic continuation, and Riemann surfaces will be covered in this 
course. Prerequisite: MATH-710. 



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MATH-712. Numerical Linear Algebra Credit 3 (3-0) 

Numerical analysis for solution of linear systems, approximation methods for eigenvalues and 
eigenvectors, least squares solutions, ill-posed and ill-conditioned systems and error analysis 
are covered. Prerequisite: One programming language, MATH-450 or equivalent. 

MATH-715. Projective Geometry Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of non-Euclidean geometry dealing with ordinary points, ideal points, ordinary lines, 
ideal lines, ordinary planes and ideal planes. The course deals with perspectivities and projec- 
tivities, harmonic sets of points and lines, dualities and related items in a non-metric setting. 
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. 

MATH-717. Special Topics in Algebra Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers selected topics in algebra. Topics covered will be determined by the in- 
structor. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and graduate standing. 

MATH-720. Special Topics in Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers selected topics in analysis. Topics covered will be determined by the in- 
structor. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and graduate standing. 

MATH-721. Multivariate Statistical Analysis Credit 3 (3-0) 

Multivariate Normal Distribution, Inference About a Man Vector, Comparison of Several Mul- 
tivariate Means, Analysis of Covariance Structure, Analysis of Dispersion, Classification and 
Clustering Techniques and Some Applications of Multivariate Tests will be discussed in this 
course. Also, practical examples of industrial use will be addressed. Prerequisites: MATH 608 
and MATH 624. 

MATH-723. Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to cover important topics in applied mathematics that may be desired 
from time to time for specific students in the graduate program. It may also be used as a vehi- 
cle for development of new courses for graduate program students. Prerequisite: Consent of 
the instructor. 

MATH-725. Graduate Design Project Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course requires independent project work on an advanced mathematical topic of interest 
to the student and a faculty member acting as the student's advisor. The topic must be approved 
by the advisor. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

MATH-730. Thesis Research in Mathematics Credit 3 (3-0) 

Students who select the thesis option must do advanced research in an area of interest. The re- 
search topic must be approved by the thesis advisor. 

MATH-731. Advanced Numerical Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers numerical methods for solution of parabolic, elliptic and hyperbolic bound- 
ary value problems. Problems are selected from engineering applications. Both finite differ- 
ence and finite element methods are studied. Prerequisite: MATH -460 or equivalent. 

MATH-733. Advanced Probability and Stochastic Processes Credit 3 (3-0) 

The following topics will be discussed in this course: introduction to Lebesgue integration, 
probability theory and random variables, laws of large numbers, central limit theorems, ran- 
dom walks, martingales, Markov processes and Markov chains, ergodic theorems and Brow- 
nian motion. Prerequisite: MATH 603 or permission of the instructor. 

MATH-751. Solution Methods in Integral Equations Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course includes an introduction to integral equations, including Volterra equations, Fred- 
holm equations, symmetric kernels, orthogonal systems of functions, and types of singular and 

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non-linear integral equations. Applications to engineering areas are also discussed. Prerequi- 
sites: MATH-431, MATH-432 or equivalent. 

MATH-752. Calculus of Variation and Control Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the following topics: Functionals, Euler's equation, Lagrange multipliers, 
Kuhn-Tucker conditions, Pontryagin maximum principle, Weiserstrass-Erdmann corner con- 
ditions, Euler-Legrange equations; first and second variational problems. Applications to en- 
gineering areas will also be included. Prerequisites: MATH-431, MATH-432 or equivalent. 

MATH-765. Optimization Theory and Applications Credit 3 (3-0) 

Gradient methods for unconstrained optimization, constrained nonlinear optimization, opti- 
mization of multi-steps, variational principles, and applications relating to business and engi- 
neering are discussed. Prerequisites: MATH-450, MATH-431, MATH-432. 



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Mechanical Engineering 



William J. Craft, Chairperson 

618 McNair Building 

(336) 334-7621 

craft@ncat.edu 



OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM 

The objective of graduate study in Mechanical Engineering is to provide advanced level 
study in mechanical engineering in four distinct areas of specialization. The Master of Science 
in Mechanical Engineering is designed to prepare the graduate for Ph.D. level studies or for 
advanced mechanical engineering practice in industrial consulting or government service. The 
Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering provides both advanced instruction and independent 
research opportunities to students. The Ph.D. degree is the highest academic degree offered, 
and graduates typically are employed in research environments in government laboratories and 
industries, and as university faculty. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science (MSME) 
Mechanical Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 

Program Description 

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is graduate-level program comprised of 
advanced classroom and independent study courses in mechanics and materials, energy and 
thermal/fluid systems, design and manufacturing, and aerospace. 

Admission to the MSME Program 

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program is open to students with a 
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field from an institution of 
recognized standing. In order to pursue a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, an ap- 
plicant must first be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies. The initial step toward grad- 
uate admission is to complete the required application forms and submit them to the School of 
Graduate Studies Office. In addition to the application forms, two copies of the student's un- 
dergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s) and two recommendation letters are required. Pro- 
cessing of applications cannot be guaranteed unless they are received, with all supporting 
documents and application fee payment, in the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants should 
note all application deadline dates. Submission of application materials after the deadline for 
applications will delay consideration by one or more academic semesters. Foreign Nationals 
are encouraged to apply at least two months in advance of each admission deadline date. For- 
eign Nationals must also file a Financial Certification Form and Certification of Sources of 
Funds and Amounts. Specific information regarding visa and immigration requirements can be 
obtained from the Office of International and Minority Student Affairs, North Carolina A&T 
State University, Murphy Hall, Room 221, Greensboro, NC 27411. Application packages may 



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be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies Office, Room 122, Gibbs Hall, North Car- 
olina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411. 

Applicants may be admitted to the MSME Program under three categories: Unconditional 
Admission, Conditional Admission, or Special Student (Undergraduate) Admission. Details 
follow: 

1. Unconditional Admission: An applicant may be given unconditional admission to the 
MSME Program if he/she possesses a MSME bachelors degree from an ABET (Accredi- 
tation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited institution, with an overall GPA 
of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. 

Students admitted on an unconditional basis are also expected to have completed "key 
courses" below as part of their prior undergraduate program. 
Undergraduate Courses Required: 

Calculus (minimum of 8 semester hours) Statics 

Differential Equations Dynamics 

Applied Engineering Mathematics Strength of Materials 

Physics (minimum of 6 semester hours) Materials Science 

Chemistry Thermodynamics 

Fortran Programming Fluid Mechanics 

Introductory Numerical Methods Machine Design or Equivalent 

Additional undergraduate course requirements for Specialization in Mechanics and Mate- 
rials: three credits of Advanced Materials 

Additional undergraduate course required for Specialization in Energy and Thermal/ 
Sciences: three credits of Heat Transfer 

Additional undergraduate courses required for Specialization in Design and Manufactur- 
ing: three credits of Kinematics and three credits of Manufacturing Processes 

2. Provisional Admission: Applicants may be granted conditional admission if they do not 
qualify for unconditional admission due to one or more of the following reasons: 

a. Applicant has a baccalaureate mechanical engineering degree from a non-ABET ac- 
credited program. Undergraduate engineering degrees from foreign universities fall into 
this category. 

b. Applicant has a baccalaureate degree in engineering but is deficient in key background 
courses listed in the previous section. These deficiencies must not exceed 12 credit hours. 

c. Applicant has an undergraduate degree which is not in engineering but is in a closely 
related curriculum with a substantial engineering science content. Background deficien- 
cies should not exceed 12 credit hours. 

d. Applicant's undergraduate grade point average is below that required for uncondi- 
tional admission but there is also academic evidence that the student will successfully 
complete the degree. 

Provisional admission status will be changed to unconditional when the student has satis- 
fied the two conditions below: 

a. All required course deficiencies have been completed with a 3.0 GPA or above and 

b. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is attained on A&T courses taken for graduate credit at the 
end of the semester in which the 9th semester credit is completed. 

Failure to move to unconditional admission when first eligible will result in the stu- 
dent's being subject to probation policies. Other admission conditions and program re- 
quirements may be imposed on a case-by-case basis as approved by the Dean of the School 
of Graduate Studies. 



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Provisional admission status is the minimum level of graduate admission classification. In 
this classification, students are eligible to register for 700-level courses, provided such 
courses are approved by the academic advisor. 
3. Special Student (Undergraduate): Special student admission implies that the student does 
not meet the above requirements for graduate admission in engineering. Students who hold 
an undergraduate degree but have course work deficiencies exceeding 1 2 credits may fall 
in the Special Student category. This category is reserved for candidates who, in spite of 
deficiencies in excess of 12 credits, show high potential, and will be able to remove these 
deficiencies in one calendar year of full-time study. 

Special Student (Undergraduate) status will be changed to provisional admission status 
when the student: 

a. reduces the number of deficiencies to 12 credits or less, 

b. achieves a GPA of 3.0 or more in courses completed to remove deficiencies, and 

c. obtains an average grade of 3.0 or more in graduate courses completed. 

Persons admitted as special students are limited to no more than six 600 level graduate 
credits while in this category — See Transfer of Credit below. Students classified under 
the Special Student (Undergraduate) category are subject to the undergraduate academic 
policies in effect at the time of admission. 

Change of Admission Status 

It is the student's responsibility to apply to the department for a change in admission sta- 
tus. Students who fail to have their status upgraded run the risk of not receiving graduate credit 
for any completed graduate courses. Such students also run the risk of academic probation and 
dismissal. 

Program Options 

1. Coursework Option 

This option consists of thirty-three (33) semester hours of coursework. Successful com- 
pletion of the comprehensive examination is a degree requirement. Approval must be ob- 
tained from the Graduate Program Coordinator to elect the coursework option. A 
Coursework Option student must also take at least five courses from her/his specialization 
area or in a related area as specified by the academic advisor. A candidate who chooses the 
coursework option must select a permanent advisor who will direct the course of study and 
who will plan the Final Comprehensive Examination. The advisor may also be part of the 
group of examiners who conduct the Final Comprehensive Examination. A candidate who 
selects this option does not have a formal advising committee. See page 234 for a list of 
courses by specialization. 

Comprehensive Examination (Coursework Option) 

Candidates who elect the coursework option must sit for a written comprehensive exami- 
nation of six (6) hours duration, prepared as three independent two-hour examinations. A 
student must have completed at least twenty-one (21) hours of coursework to be eligible 
to take the comprehensive examination. 

One week each semester, at least forty-five (45) days prior to the end of the semester, will 
be designated as Comprehensive Examination Week. All students wishing to take the ex- 
amination must do so during this period. 

Applications to take the examination must be submitted by the academic advisor to the 
Graduate Program Coordinator at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled beginning 

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date of the examination. The student must initiate this process by contacting his/her advi- 
sor with an examination request. 

The application should contain a description of the subject areas to be covered by the 
exam. In consultation with the academic advisor, the Graduate Coordinator assigns an ap- 
propriate group of examiners as well as a test time and date. The Graduate Program Co- 
ordinator will organize the examination to arrange for as much "common" testing as 
possible based on material relating to the student's coursework. 

The candidate must achieve a satisfactory score in at least two (2) sessions of the exami- 
nation. A candidate who fails to achieve a satisfactory score at the first attempt may sit 
again in the next regularly scheduled Comprehensive Examination Week, generally in the 
following semester. A Candidate who fails a second time must petition the Dean of the 
School of Graduate Studies for permission to sit again. An unfavorable decision will result 
in dismissal from the program. A third failure will always result in dismissal from the pro- 
gram. 
2. Project and Thesis Options 

The Project Option consists of thirty (30) semester hours of coursework and three (3) 
hours of special project. It is intended for students with an interest in research or indepen- 
dent study but who do not wish to do a full Master's thesis. Project Option students must 
take three hours of MEEN-766 Graduate Projects. An oral examination project defense/ex- 
amination is required. 

The Thesis Option consists of twenty-four (24) semester hours of course work and six (6) 
hours of thesis. Thesis Option students must take six hours of MEEN-777 Thesis. An orig- 
inal research topic must be chosen in conjunction with the student's advisor culminating 
in the preparation of a scholarly thesis. An oral thesis defense/examination is required. 
This option is intended for students with strong research interests who may desire to pur- 
sue further graduate studies towards a Ph.D. degree. 

THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 

Program Description 

The Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering provides both doctoral-level instruction and 
independent research opportunities for students. The Ph.D. degree is the highest academic de- 
gree offered, and graduates typically are employed in research environments in government 
laboratories and industries, and as University faculty. 

The Ph.D. degree program is highly individualistic in nature, and the student is expected 
to make a significant contribution to the reservoir of human knowledge by investigating a sig- 
nificant topic within the domain of mechanical engineering. A successful dissertation is the ex- 
pected outcome of the degree program. The Ph.D. student must rely heavily on the guidance 
of the academic advisor and on the academic committee in formulating a plan of work, in set- 
ting and meeting the degree goals, and in selecting a dissertation problem. The academic ad- 
visor serves to guide the student during the dissertation study phase of the program. 

For details concerning admission requirements, see Admission and Other Information 
elsewhere in this catalog. 

Ph.D. Program Policies and Requirements 

The doctorate symbolizes the ability of the recipient to undertake original research and 
scholarly work of the highest levels without supervision. The degree is therefore not granted 



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simply upon completion of a stated amount of course work but rather upon demonstration by 
the student of a comprehensive knowledge and high attainment in scholarship in a specialized 
field of study. As a guide however, the student is expected generally to have completed at least 
twenty-four course credits beyond the master's degree and a minimum of twelve dissertation 
credits. The student must demonstrate both the attainment of scholarship and independent 
study in a specialized field of study by writing a dissertation reporting the results of an origi- 
nal investigation. The student must pass a series of comprehensive examinations in the field 
of specialization and related areas of knowledge and defend successfully the quality, method- 
ology, findings, and significance of the dissertation. 

Advisory Committee and Plan of Graduate Work 

An advisory committee of at least four graduate faculty members, one of whom will be 
designated as chair, will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate School upon the recommen- 
dation of the Chairperson of the department. The committee, which must include at least one 
representative of the minor field, will, with the student, prepare a Plan of Graduate Study 
which must be approved by the department and the School of Graduate Studies. In addition to 
the course work to be undertaken, the subject of the student's dissertation must appear on the 
plan; and any subsequent changes in committee or subject or in the overall plan must be sub- 
mitted for approval as with the original plan. 

The program of study must be unified, and all constituent parts must contribute to an or- 
ganized program of study and research. Courses must be selected from groups embracing one 
principal subject of concentration, the major, and from a cognate field, the minor. Normally, a 
student will select the minor work from a single discipline or field. If advisory committee finds 
that the needs of the student will be best served by work in an interdisciplinary minor, it has 
the alternative of developing a special program in lieu of the usual minor. 

CO-MAJOR 

There is currently two approved doctoral level programs of study on campus, Electrical 
and Industrial Engineering. Students may currently co-major through it or through the interin- 
stitutional Ph.D. program. This would require the approval of both departments in the College 
of Engineering or through both university campuses, and approval of the students combined 
advisory committee. Co-majors must meet all requirements for majors in both departments. 
Only one degree is awarded and the co-major is noted on transcript. A co-major must involve 
degree programs and similar requirements. Co-majors are not permitted between Doctorate- 
level and lower level programs. 

OTHER INFORMATION 

See "Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree" elsewhere in this catalog for in- 
formation related to residence requirements, qualifying examination, preliminary examination, 
comprehensive examination, final oral examination, admission to candidacy, and time limit. 
Students should also consult the department handbook for more details. 

THE DISSERTATION 

The doctoral dissertation presents the results of the student's original investigation in the 
field of major interest. It must be a contribution to knowledge, be adequately supported by data 
and be written in a manner consistent with the highest standards of scholarship. Publication is 
expected. 



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The dissertation will be reviewed by all members of the advisory committee and must re- 
ceive their approval prior to submission to the School of Graduate Studies. Three copies of the 
document signed by all members of the student's advisory committee must be submitted to the 
School of Graduate Studies by a specified deadline in the semester or summer session in which 
the degree is to be conferred. Prior to final approval, the dissertation will be reviewed by the 
School of Graduate Studies to ensure that the format conforms to its specifications. 

The University has a requirement that all doctoral dissertations be microfilmed by Uni- 
versity Microfilms International of Ann Arbor, Michigan, which includes publication of the 
abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International. The student is required to pay for the micro- 
filming service. 



Course 
MEEN 858 
MEEN 860 



Title 

Mechanical Metallurgy 

Fracture Mechanics 



Energy and Thermal/Fluid Systems 

MEEN 626 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 

MEEN 655 Computational Fluid Dynamics 

MEEN 656 Boundary Layer Theory 

MEEN 73 1 Conduction Heat Transfer 

MEEN 732 Convection Heat Transfer 

MEEN 734 Special Topics in Applied Heat Transfer 

MEEN 820 Advanced Classical Thermodynamics 

MEEN 822 Statistical Thermodynamics 

MEEN 824 Irreversible Thermodynamics 

MEEN 833 Radiation Heat Transfer 

MEEN 838 Solar Thermal Energy Systems 

Mechanical Systems 

MEEN 619 Computer Aided Design of Mechanical Systems 

MEEN 642 Materials Joining 

MEEN 645 Aluminum Product Design and Manufacturing 

MEEN 646 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 

MEEN 647 Advanced Mechanism Design 

MEEN 648 Computer Controlled Manufacturing 

MEEN 649 Design of Robot Manipulators 

MEEN 719 Advanced Computer- Aided Design 

MEEN 742 Tools, Jigs, and Fixtures 

MEEN 840 Machine Tool Design 

MEEN 846 Stochastic Modeling of Mechanical Systems 

MEEN 848 Digital Control of Machines and Processes 

MEEN 849 Computer Control of Robot Manipulators 



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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

MEEN-602. Advanced Strength of Materials Credits 3 (3-0) 

Stress-strain relations as applied to statically indeterminate structures, bending in curved bars, 
plates, shells, and beams on elastic foundations; strain energy concepts for formulation of flex- 
ibility matrix on finite elements; bending in beams and plates, introduction to Cartesian tensor 
notation and matrix structural analysis. Prerequisites: MEEN 336, MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN-604. Intermediate Dynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

Review of particle and system dynamics, then introduction to rigid body dynamics with solu- 
tion techniques for the non-linear systems of ordinary differential equations as initial value 
problems. Angular and linear momentum, energy and Langrangian methods of body problems. 
Generalized variables, small vibrations, gyroscopic effects and stability. Prerequisites: MEEN 
337, MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN-608. Experimental Stress Analysis Credits 3 (3-0) 

Principles and methods of experimental stress analysis. Photo-elastic and micromeasurement 
techniques applied to structural models; student project work. Prerequisites: AREN 457 or 
MEEN 602 or equivalent. 

MEEN-610. Theory of Elasticity Credits 3 (3-0) 

Introduction; stress; strain-strain relations; energy principles; special topics. Prerequisites: 
MATH 332 and MEEN 336 or equivalent. 

MEEN-613. Composite Materials Credits 3 (2-2) 

This course introduces the basics of processing of fiber-reinforced composite materials, 
anisotropic theory, and test methods for composites. Topics include different methods of pro- 
cessing polymeric composites, process control parameters, anisotropic constitutive equations, 
classes of anisotropy and associated elastic constants, micromechanics models, theories of 
failure, test methods, classical laminate theory, and special types of laminates. The concepts 
are applied to the design of simple composite structural components. This course includes a 
laboratory component for students to learn processing and testing of composite materials. Pre- 
requisites: MEEN 260 and MEEN 336 or their equivalents. 

MEEN-614. Mechanics of Engineering Modeling Credits 3 (3-0) 

Engineering modeling techniques including time dependent integration simulation models of 
systems, finite difference and finite element methods in mechanics. Prerequisites: MEEN 210, 
MEEN 336, MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN-618. Numerical Analysis for Engineers Credits 3 (3-0) 

Scientific programming, error analysis, matrix algebra, eigenvalue problems, curve-fitting ap- 
proximations, interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, solutions to simultane- 
ous equations, and numerical solutions of differential equations. Prerequisite: MEEN 210 or 
equivalent. 

MEEN-619. Computer Aided Design of Mechanical Systems Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course covers computer graphics and design principles. Applications of various graphics 
and computational tools for the design of mechanical systems will be emphasized and dis- 
cussed. Individual and group design projects will be given to illustrate the application of these 
techniques to real problems. Prerequisites: MEEN 210, MEEN 440, and MEEN 474. 



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MEEN-626. Advanced Fluid Dynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

Derivation of Navier-Stokes Equations, continuity equation and energy equation; exact solu- 
tions of Navier-Stokes Equations, inviscid flow, potential theory, complex potentials and con- 
formal mapping. Prerequisite: MEEN 416 or equivalent. 

MEEN-642. Materials Joining Credits 3 (3-0) 

Theory and application of joining of meals, ceramics, and plastics by the standard industrial 
techniques, arc, gas, electron beam, laser ultrasonic, diffusion bonding. Principles of the use 
of phase diagrams, diffusion equations, and physical/chemical properties in joining consider- 
ations. Prerequisites: MEEN 226 and MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN-645. Aluminum Product Design and Manufacturing Credits 3 (3-0) 
This course introduces students to the principles of product and manufacturing process design 
specifically applicable to aluminum-based materials. Material properties of aluminum are 
compared with those of other commercial materials. Raw material fabrication and product 
manufacturing processes are presented. The interactions between processes and material prop- 
erties are described. Case studies are presented to guide the student in successful completion 
of design projects. Prerequisites: MEEN 260 and MEEN 474. 

MEEN-646. Advanced Manufacturing Processes Credits 3 (3-0) 

Theory, application, and design considerations for forming and machining. Machines and tool- 
ing in modern manufacturing processes. Dimensional and tolerance analysis. Control of work 
piece and tool. Projects in the design of molds, dies, presses, jigs and fixtures and automated 
machinery. Prerequisites: MEEN 226 or equivalent, MEEN 564, MATH 231. 

MEEN-647. Advanced Mechanism Design Credits 3 (3-0) 

Advanced synthesis techniques; kineto-static and dynamic issues in design of mechanisms. 
Use of digital simulations for design of mechanisms. Design projects are assigned to illustrate 
the applications of these techniques. Prerequisite: MEEN 440. 

MEEN-648. Computer Controlled Manufacturing Credits 3 (3-0) 

Concepts of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Numerical Control and Group Technology. 
Manufacturing process interfacing, discrete process modeling, analysis and control techniques 
and algorithms. Characteristics and software of control computers. Sensors for computer con- 
trol. Programmable controllers and sequential control. Prerequisites: MEEN 226, MATH 331, 
or consent of the instructor. 

MEEN-649. Design of Robot Manipulators Credits 3 (3-0) 

Fundamentals of kinematics, dynamics, computer graphics, sensing devices, measurements 
and control in robot manipulators. Prerequisites: MEEN 440, MEEN 619 or equivalent. 

MEEN-650. Mechanical Properties and Structure of Solids Credits 3 (3-0) 

An examination of the elastic and plastic behavior of matter in relation to its structure, both 
macroscopic and microscopic. Major representative classes of materials to be examined are 
thermoplastic materials, elastomers, glasses, ceramics, metals, and composites. Prerequisite: 
MEEN 560 or equivalent. 

MEEN-651. Aero Vehicle Structures II Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course covers deflection of structures, indeterminate structures, fatigue analysis, and min- 
imum weight design. Finite element methods and software are utilized. Prerequisite: MEEN 

422. 



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MEEN-652. Aero Vehicle Stability and Control Credits 3 (3-0) 

This technical elective course covers longitudinal, directional, and lateral static stability and 
control of aerospace vehicles. It also covers linearized dynamics analysis of the motion of a 
six degree of-freedom flight vehicle in response to control inputs and disturbance through the 
use of the transfer function concept, plus control of static and dynamics behavior by vehicle 
design (stability derivatives) and/or flight control systems. Prerequisites: MEEN 415, MEEN 
422, and ELEN 410. 

MEEN-653. Aero Vehicle Flight Dynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

This technical elective course covers the basic dynamics of aerospace flight vehicles includ- 
ing orbital mechanics, interplanetary and ballistic trajectories, powered flight maneuvers and 
spacecraft stabilization. Prerequisites: MATH 332, MEEN 337, and MEEN 422. 

MEEN-654. Advanced Propulsion Credits 3 (3-0) 

This technical elective is a second course in propulsion. It covers the analysis and design of 
individual components and complete air-breathing propulsion systems including turbo fans, 
turbo jets, ram jets, and chemical rockets. Prerequisite: MEEN 576. 

MEEN-655. Computational Fluid Dynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

This technical elective course provides an introduction to numerical methods for solving the 
exact equations of fluid dynamics. Finite difference methods are emphasized as applied to vis- 
cous and inviscid flows over bodies. Students are introduced to a modern computational fluid 
dynamics computer code. Prerequisites: MATH 332 and MEEN 415 or MEEN 416. 

MEEN-656. Boundary Layer Theory Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course covers the fundamental laws governing flow of viscous fluids over solid bound- 
aries. Exact and approximate solutions are studied for various cases of boundary layer flow in- 
cluding laminar, transitional and turbulent flow. Prerequisite: MEEN 415 or 416. 

MEEN-657. Strengthening Mechanisms in Commercial 

Materials Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course bridges the gap between fundamental materials science courses and advanced me- 
chanical properties courses. A primary objective of the course is to provide the student with an 
understanding of the principles and mechanisms involved in strengthening processes. The 
course provides a review of current microstructural and micro-chemical approaches used in 
developing high strength materials. Prerequisite: MEEN 560 or equivalent. 

MEEN-660. Selected Topics in Engineering Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course consists of selected mechanical engineering topics of interest to students and fac- 
ulty. The topics will be selected before the beginning of the course and will be pertinent to the 
programs of the students enrolled. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

MEEN-702. Continuum Mechanics Credits 3 (3-0) 

The applications of the laws of mechanics and thermodynamics to the continuum; a rigorous 
development of the general equations applied to a continuum; the application and reduction of 
the general equations for specific cases of both solids and fluids. Prerequisite: MEEN 336 or 
equivalent. 

MEEN-706. Theory of Vibrations Credits 3 (3-0) 

Vibration analysis of systems with one, two or multi-degrees of freedom. Instrumentation, 
continuous systems, computer techniques. Prerequisites: MEEN 440, MATH 332, and MEEN 
581. 



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MEEN-707. Real Time Analysis of Dynamic Systems Credits 3 (3-0) 

Theory and application of real time analysis used in system identification and machinery fault 
detection. RTA can be applied in production engineering and product development to study 
short-lived events or analyze system operation in time domain or frequency domain to iden- 
tify system characteristics or possible problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

MEEN-716. Finite Element Methods Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course covers fundamental concepts of the finite element method for linear stress and de- 
formation analysis of mechanical components. Topics include the development of truss, beam, 
frame, plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric isoparametric, solid, thermal, and fluid ele- 
ments. ANSYS and NASTRAN software will be used for solving practical stress analysis 
problems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

MEEN-719. Advanced Computer-Aided Design Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course covers important methods and techniques for using the computer to aid the design 
process. Simulation and optimization methods are applied to the design of physical systems. 
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

MEEN-731. Conduction Heat Transfer Credits 3 (3-0) 

Development of the general heat conduction equation. Applications to one, two, and three di- 
mensional steady and unsteady boundary value problems in heat conduction. Closed form and 
numerical solution techniques. Prerequisite: MEEN 562 or equivalent. 

MEEN-732. Convection Heat Transfer Credits 3 (3-0) 

Analysis of heat convection in laminar and turbulent boundary layer and pipe flow; dimen- 
sional analysis; free convection; condensation and boiling. Prerequisite: MEEN 562 or equiv- 
alent. 

MEEN-733. Radiation Heat Transfer Credits 3 (3-0) 

A comprehensive treatment of basic theories; radiation characteristics of surfaces and radia- 
tion properties taking account of wave length, direction, etc.; analysis of radiation exchange 
between idealized and real surfaces; fundamentals of radiation transfer in absorbing, emitting, 
and scattering media; interaction of radiation with conduction and convection. Prerequisite: 
MEEN 562 or equivalent. 

MEEN-742. Tools, Jigs, and Fixtures Credits 3 (3-0) 

Tool design methods, tool-making practices, tool materials and heat treatments, plastics for 
tool materials. Design of cutting tools for N/C machine tools. Design of size and fixture; ba- 
sics of clamping, chucking and indexing for various machining processes. Prerequisites: 
MEEN 560, MATH 332 or equivalent. 

MEEN-743. Instrumentation Credits 3 (3-0) 

Principles and practices of industrial measurement are presented in this course. Topics include 
instrument dynamics and response characteristics; theory of transducers for temperature, pres- 
sure, flow, motion, force; and other physical phenomena. Special topics in instrumentation, 
data acquisition and data reduction are covered. A project is assigned in an instrumentation 
application. 

MEEN-752. Mechanical Properties and Theories of Failure Credits 3 (3-0) 

Static properties in tension and compression; stress and combined stresses; fatigue, impact, 
creep, and temperature. Various theories of failure under the above loading conditions. Appli- 
cations. Prerequisite: MEEN 336 or equivalent. 



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MEEN-754. Deformation Analysis and Metal Processing Credits 3 (3-0) 

Analytic approaches to the solution of forming problems. Following a review of stress strain 
analysis, the relationship of stress to strain via various plasticity equations, yield conditions 
and deformation equations is examined. After the development of some methods of solution 
of forming problems, several model processes are examined; forging, extrusion, coining, 
rolling, and drawing. Prerequisites: MEEN 226 and MEEN 560 or equivalent. 

MEEN-756. Physical Metallurgy of Industrial Alloys Credits 3 (3-0) 

Review of principles of alloying and heat treatment and their application to commercially im- 
portant alloy systems. Principles of corrosion. Prerequisites: MEEN 226 and MEEN 560 or 
equivalent. 

MEEN-785. Special Topics Variable (1-3) 

This course is designed to allow the introduction of potential new courses on a trial basis or 
special content courses on a once only basis at the Masters level. The topic of the course and 
title are determined prior to registration. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

MEEN-792. Masters Seminar Credits 1 (1-0) 

Discussions and reports of subjects in mechanical engineering and allied fields will be pre- 
sented. Prerequisite: Masters level standing. 

MEEN-793. Masters Supervised Teaching Credits 3 (3-0) 

Students will gain teaching experience under the mentor-ship of faculty who assist the student 
in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during 
the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment. Prereq- 
uisite: Masters level standing. 

MEEN-794. Masters Supervised Research Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course is supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty member. It is not intended 
to serve as the project nor thesis topic of the masters student. Prerequisite: Consent of in- 
structor. 

MEEN-794. Masters Supervised Research Credits 3 (3-0) 

The course is supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty. It is not intended to serve 
as the thesis topic of the masters student. Prerequisite: Masters level standing. 

MEEN-796. Masters Project Credits 3 (3-0) 

The student will conduct advanced research of interest to the student and the instructor. A writ- 
ten proposal, which outlines the nature of the project must be submitted for approval. This 
course is only available to project option students. Prerequisite: Masters level standing. 

MEEN-797. Masters Thesis Credits 3 (3-0) 

Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of the thesis com- 
mittee chairperson leading to the completion of the Masters thesis. This course is only avail- 
able to thesis option students. Prerequisite: Consent of advisor. 

MEEN-799. Masters Continuation Credits 3 (3-0) 

The course is for Masters students who have completed all required coursework and all Mas- 
ters Project or Thesis credits. This optional course assists the student in maintaining full-time 
enrollment following completion of the Masters Project, MEEN-796 or Masters Thesis, 
MEEN-797. The course may be taken to allow time for the student to complete the final pro- 
ject or thesis write-up and to prepare for the masters project or thesis defense. Prerequisites: 
Completion of all required coursework and Masters Project or Thesis Credits. 



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MEEN-804. Advanced Dynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

Lagrange's equations of motion as applied to rigid body dynamics. A study of generalized co- 
ordinates, generalized conservative and dissipative forces, degrees of freedom, holonomic 
constraints as related to rigid body motion, Also, a brief study of the calculus of variations and 
Hamilton's equations of motion. Prerequisite: MEEN 604 or equivalent. 

MEEN-808. Energy Methods in Applied Mechanics Credits 3 (3-0) 

The use of energy methods in solving applied mechanics problems; applications include top- 
ics such as beams and frames, deformable bodies, plates and shells, buckling, variational 
methods. Prerequisite: MEEN 610 or equivalent. 

MEEN-810. Advanced Theory of Elasticity Credits 3 (3-0) 

The analysis of strains, stresses, and the equations of elasticity, general formulation of the 2- 
D boundary value problems, and the formulation of certain three dimensional problems with 
symmetry. Prerequisite: MEEN 610 or equivalent. 

MEEN-813. Composite Structures Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on the application of composite materials to the design and analysis of , 
structures. The topics covered are two-and-three-dimensional hydrothermal anisotropic elastic 
constitutive equations; classical laminate theory; static stress, vibration, and buckling analysis 
of laminated beams and plates; environmental effects; and fatigue and fracture of laminated 
composites. Prerequisite: MEEN 613 or equivalent. 

MEEN-814. Mathematical Theory of Plasticity Credits 3 (3-0) 

A review of elasticity including the stress and strain tensors, transformations and equilibrium 
and elastic behavior. Theories of strength, plastic stress/strain, classical problems of plasticity, 
including thick-walled pressure vessels and rotating cylinders in elastic-plastic conditions, slip 
line theory with applications. Prerequisite: MEEN 610 or equivalent. 

MEEN-820. Advanced Classical Thermodynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

Basic concepts and postulates; conditions of equilibrium; processes and thermodynamic sys- 
tems; first and second order phase transitions; Nernst Postulate. Prerequisite: MEEN 442 or 
equivalent. 

MEEN 822. Statistical Thermodynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

Statistical mechanics and macroscopic properties from statistical methods. Equilibrium infor- 
mation, generalized coordinates, and general variables. Prerequisite: MEEN 442 or equivalent. 

MEEN-824. Irreversible Thermodynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

A study of processes which are inherently entropy producing. Development of general equa- 
tions for the theory of minimum rate of entropy production, mechanical processes, life pro- 
cesses and astronomical processes. Prerequisite: MEEN 720 or equivalent. 

MEEN-834. Special Topics in Applied Heat Transfer Credits 3 (3-0) 

Selected special topics in applied heat transfer such as heat exchanger design and performance, 
cooling of electronic equipment, advanced thermal insulation systems, etc. Prerequisite: 
MEEN 562 or equivalent. 

MEEN-838. Solar Thermal Energy Systems Credits 3 (3-0) 

Characteristic of extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar radiation. Analysis of thermal perfor- 
mance of concentrating and non-concentrating solar collectors, thermal energy storage sys- 
tems and energy transport systems. Life cycle cost analysis of solar energy systems. Computer 
simulations. Prerequisites: MEEN 731 and MEEN 732 or equivalent. 



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MEEN-840. Machine Tool Design Credits 3 (3-0) 

Outlines and general requirements of machine tools. Design principles: static and dynamic 
stiffness and rigidity. Criteria for requirements on stiffness, weight and cutting forces. Machine 
tool vibrations, stability against chatter, general features, theories. Damping and dampers. 
Transmission of motion and standardization of speed change gears. Design of constructional 
elements: bearings, electrical components, pneumatic, hydraulics, material selection, main 
spindle layouts. Prerequisites: MEEN 565 and MEEN 646 or equivalent. 

MEEN-846. Stochastic Modeling of Mechanical Systems Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course involves an engineering approach to the analysis of time series and discrete linear 
transfer function models. Applications include the analysis of experimental data for system 
modeling, identification, forecasting, and control. Prerequisite: Consent of advisor. 

MEEN-847. Computational Engineering Dynamics Credits 3 (3-0) 

Development of computer-oriented methods for the analysis and design of engineering dy- 
namic systems; analytical and experimental techniques for model development and design re- 
finement of components in flexible dynamics systems (machine tools, robots, moving 
vehicles, etc); optimization techniques for transient response analysis on both constrained and 
unconstrained systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 

MEEN-848. Digital Control of Machines and Processes Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course covers control algorithms and design of discrete controllers. Interfaces and com- 
mand generation for machines and process control are treated. Applications in numerically 
controlled machines and industrial robots are covered. Prerequisite: MEEN 648. 

MEEN-849. Computer Control of Robot Manipulators Credits 3 (3-0) 

Introduction of basic robot control systems, sensory requirements and capabilities; microcom- 
puter control of robotic systems, robot teaching systems; adaptive robot control systems; robot 
system diagnosis and applications. Prerequisite: MEEN 649 or Consent of instructor. 

MEEN-850. Phase Equilibria Credits 3 (3-0) 

Interpretation and mathematical analysis of unary, binary and ternary, inorganic, phase equi- 
libria systems with examples for solving practical materials science problems; isoplethal and 
isothermal sections, and crystallization paths; thermodynamic fundamentals. Prerequisite: 
Consent of instructor. 

MEEN-858. Mechanical Metallurgy Credits 3 (3-0) 

A review of continuum mechanics followed by an examination of the microscopic basis of 
plastic behavior. Emphasis on the development and use of dislocation theory. Prerequisite: 
MEEN 714. 

MEEN-860. Fracture Mechanics Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces the student to the concept of stress and strain singularities and their ef- 
fect on fracture strength and fatigues life of isotropic and anisotropic materials. Topics covered 
include computation of the stress-strain field around a crack-tip, stress-intensity-factor, strain 
energy release rate, J-integral, fracture toughness, residual strength, and fatigue crack propa- 
gation life. The course concepts are applied to the design of damage tolerant structures. Pre- 
requisite: MEEN-560 or equivalent. 

MEEN-885. Special Topics Variable (1-3) 

This course is designed to allow the introduction of potential new courses on a trial basis or 
special content courses on a once only basis at the doctorate level. The topic of the course and 
title are determined prior to registration. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 



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MEEN-992. Doctoral Seminar Credits 1 (1-0) 

In this course, doctoral students attend colloquia or seminars. They consist of presentations by 
doctoral students on dissertation topics and works-in-progress and by guests on important clas- 
sical, contemporary, or research problems in mechanical engineering. Prerequisite: Doctoral 
level standing. 

MEEN-993. Doctoral Supervised Teaching Credits 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to introduce the doctoral student to classroom or laboratory teaching 
under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Doctoral students who serve as teaching assistants 
or as instructors are required to take this course during the first semester they teach. Others 
planning to undertake a teaching career are also strongly encouraged to take it. Topics covered 
include: course planning, classroom teaching, lecture preparation, student evaluation, and 
grading. The supervisor(s) will observe and provide feedback to the student and evaluate the 
student's performance. Prerequisite: Doctoral level standing. 

MEEN-994. Doctoral Supervised Research Credits 3 (3-0) 

This is supervised research under the mentorship of a member of the graduate faculty. It is not 
intended to serve as the dissertation topic of the doctoral student. Prerequisite: Consent of in- 
structor. 

MEEN-995. Doctoral Preliminary Examination Credits 3 (3-0) 

This is required of students who have completed the qualifier examination and who are taking 
the preliminary examination during the semester. This is a supervised program to help prepare 
the student for the preliminary examination under the mentorship of the academic advisor. Pre- 
requisite: Doctoral level standing. 

MEEN-997. Doctoral Dissertation Credits 3 (3-0) 

This supervised research serves as the dissertation of the doctoral student. Twelve credits of 
dissertation are required for graduation. Four sections each of three credits are offered each 
semester and summer. The student progresses from section 1 through 4 as part of a plan of 
study under the supervision of the academic advisor. Prerequisites: Doctoral standing & con- 
sent of advisor. 

MEEN-999. Continuation of Thesis for Mechanical Engineering Credits 1 (1-0) 

The course is for masters and doctoral students who have completed all required credit hour 
requirements. Prerequisite: Completion of all Thesis/Dissertation Credits. 



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Natural Resources and Environmental Design 



Richard Robbins, Interim Chairperson 

238 Carver Hall 

(336) 334-7543 

robbinsr@ncat.edu 



The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design offers a program lead- 
ing to the Master of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science. Students may select any con- 
centration in Applied Environmental Biology, Land Use and Management, Soil and 
Sustainable Fertility, Applied Environmental Chemistry, Soil Mineralogy, and Soil and Water 
Conservation. The objective of the program is to prepare students with the expertise needed to 
assume technical, teaching, research, and extension positions in universities, industries, and 
state/federal governments. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Plant and Soil Science - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The admission of students to the graduate degree program in the Department of Natural 
Resources and Environmental Design is concurrent with the general admission requirements 
of the University. For other requirements refer to the graduate catalog. 

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 

Candidate should have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institu- 
tion. A bachelor's degree in Agriculture is not required if the student has had adequate train- 
ing in the basic sciences. The candidate should have a grade point average of 3.0 either in 
science and mathematics courses, or an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8. The candi- 
date must have a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 950 for admission to the grad- 
uate program. Additionally, the candidates should have the following required courses and 
credits or their equivalent. 

Chemistry 12-15 credit hours 

Biology 1 2 credit hours 

Mathematics and Calculus 12 credit hours 

Physics 8 credit hours 

Soil and Plant Sciences 6-7 credit hours 

Students who have not completed the required or equivalent courses at the undergraduate 
level, but have satisfied all other requirements for admission, will be granted provisional or 
conditional admission and allowed to make up the deficiencies in the first two semesters. 

Thesis Option 

This option consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours at the 600 and 700 levels, suc- 
cessfully pass a comprehensive examination and completion of a thesis. A student receives 6 
semester hours credit for thesis. 



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Non-thesis Option 

This option consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours at 600 and 700 levels, success- 
fully pass comprehensive examination and completion of a project report. 

The student pursuing the Master of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science is required to 
complete a common core of courses consisting of 8 hours of the following courses: A student 
must take courses with asterisk (*). 
CHEM 441 or 651 Physical Chemistry or 5 Semester Hours 

General Biochemistry 
*NARS 607 Research Design and Analysis 3 Semester Hours 

*SLCS 717 Methodology in Soil, Plant, 3 Semester Hours 

and Water Analysis 
*NARS 720 Graduate Seminar 1 Semester Hour 

Students pursuing the M.S. in Plant and Soil Science are required to spend a minimum of 
two years to complete course work and a problem in applied research. In addition, a minimum 
of 16 semester hours is required by area of concentration. 



Courses offered in Plant and Soil Science - M.S. Program 

Courses 

AGEN 600 Soil and Water Engineering I 

AGEN 624 Water Resources Engineering 

AGEN 701 Soil and Water Design 

AGEN 714 Applied Hydrogeology 

EASC 622 Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management 

EASC 624 Earth Science, Geomorphology 

EASC 625 Earth Resources 

EASC 644 Problem Solving in Earth Science 

EASC 666 Earth System Science 

EASC 699 Environmental Problems 

EASC 705 The Physical Universe 

EASC 706 Physical Geology 

EASC 709 Seminar in Earth Science 

EASC 718 Applied Environmental Microbiology 

HORT 700 Plant Biotechniques 

NARS 607 Research Design and Analysis 

NARS 606 Special Problems in Crops 

NARS 618 General Forestry and Ecology 

NARS 777 Special Problems in Plant Sciences Graduate Studies 

NARS 799 Graduate Thesis 

NARS 777 Special Problems in Plant Sciences Graduate Studies 

NARS 799 Graduate Thesis 

NARS 999 Graduate Thesis (continued) 

SLSC 609 Special Problems in Soils 

SLSC 621 Soil Microbiology 

SLSC 632 Soil Physics 

SLSC 633 Soil Genesis, Classification and Land Use 

SLSC 634 Soil Environmental Chemistry 

SLSC 640 Wetland Management 

SLSC 7 1 Soils of North Carolina 



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SLSC 715 Soil Mineralogy 3 (3-0) 

SLSC 717 Methodology in Soil, Plant and Water Analysis 3 (0-6) 

SLSC 727 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 3 (3-0) 

SLSC 734 Applied Environmental Chemistry 4 (4-0) 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN NATURAL RESOURCES 
AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 

Plant and Soil Science 
Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

AGEN-600. Soil and Water Engineering I Credit 3 (2-2) 

This course will illustrate measures to improve soil and water use by evaluating and using pre- 
sent conservation practices and models. Water conveying and retaining structures, and soil 
conservation, drainage and irrigation systems will be discussed and designed. The course will 
emphasize sound environmental design practices. Prerequisite: AGEN 360 or Consent of in- 
structor. (F) 

NARS-606. Special Problems in Crops Credit 3 (2-2) 

Designed for students who desire to study special problems in crops. Repeatable for a maxi- 
mum of six credits. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor required. 

NARS-607. Research Design and Analysis Credit 3 (2-2) 

Experimental designs, methods and techniques of experimentation; application of experimen- 
tal design to plant and animal research; interpretation of experimental data. 

SLSC-609. Special Problems in Soil Credit 3 (3-0) 

Research problems in soils for advanced students. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. 

NARS-618. General Forestry and Ecology Credit 3 (2-2) 

History, classification, culture, and utilization of native trees, with special emphasis on their 
importance as a conservation resource and the making of national forestry policy, and the eco- 
logical impact of trees on environmental quality. Prerequisite: Botany-140. 

SLSC-621. Soil Microbiology Credit 4 (2-4) 

Discussion of major groups of organisms, their description, taxonomy, abundance, and their 
significance and functions. The major role of the microflora in elemental cycle and their pres- 
ence in terms of agronomic and ecological importance. Prerequisites: SLSC-338 and Micro- 
biology-121. 

AGEN-624. Water Resources Engineering Credit 3 (2-2) 

Analysis and design of water resources systems. Topics include: water resources planning, and 
development, hydraulic structures, introduction to aquifer analysis and contamination, well 
development, pump evaluation and selection, water quality and management, water laws, de- 
tention and retention ponds, wastewater management and remediation. 

SLSC-632. Soil Physics Credit 4 (2-4) 

This course is a study of fundamental physical principles and laws which govern the behavior 
of soils. Physical constitution soil water, and soil air and the relationship of soil physical con- 
ditions to plant growth and engineering usage will also be studied. Prerequisites: SLSC 338, 
CHEM 102, and MATH 113, and consent of instructor. Spring of even numbered years. (S) 



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SLSC-633. Soil Genesis, Classification and Land Use Credit 4 (2-4) 

Factors and processes of soil formation, grouping of soils based on their properties, soil map- 
ping, soil interpretations for various uses and discussion of new concepts in soil taxonomy. 
Prerequisite: SLSC 338. 

SLSC-634. Soil Environmental Chemistry Credit 4 (3-2) 

This course is a study of the chemical properties of soil environment including interactions of 
solid, liquid and gaseous phases. Discussion will also include ion and pollutant interactions 
with soil, their retention, potential movement and environmental impact. Additional discussion 
will include oxidation and reduction, soil acidity and alkalinity and their impact on waste man- 
agement, resource utilization and the environment. (S) 

SLSC-640. Wetland Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the benefits that wetlands in their natural condi- 
tions offer mankind, fish and wildlife habitat, water quality improvement, flood protection, fil- 
ter traps for pollutants, erosion control, natural products, recreation, and aesthetics. Primary 
instructional areas will include wetland ecology, wetland systems of the southeast region, wet- 
land law and regulations, soil conditions of wetlands, hydrology of wetlands, methodology of 
delineating wetlands, wetland irrigation, plant and vegetation identification, and writing envi- 
ronmental reports. 

GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

HORT-700. Plant Biotechniques Credit 3 (1-4) 

Fundamentals of biotechniques in plant cell and tissue culture. These techniques are orgono- 
genesis, somatic embryogenesis isolation of plant cellular and plasmid DNA, RNA transfor- 
mation and ELISA. 

AGEN-701. Soil and Water Engineering II Credit 3 (3-0) 

The design of drainage and irrigation systems and their applicability to specific regions will 
be addressed. There will be in-depth discussion of saturated and un-saturated flow, and vari- 
ous equations that are used ton solve soil water movement. Open channel flow, well hy- 
draulics, and earth damsor embankments will be covered. Prerequisite: AGEN-600 or consent 
of the instructor. 

EASC-705. The Physical Universe Credit 3 (3-0) 

The course is designed to give the student a broad general background knowledge of the 
earth's physical environment; its lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere and their interac- 
tion on weather and climate. The physical nature of the star, the sun, and the planets will also 
be studied in the light of modern concepts of space. 

EASC-706. Physical Geology Credit 3 (3-0) 

The development of the earth's surface, its material composition and forces acting upon its sur- 
face will be considered. Specific topics include origin of mountains and volcanoes, causes of 
earthquakes, work of rivers, wind, waves and glaciers. Prerequisite: Earth Science-705 or con- 
sent of the instructor. 

EASC-708. Conservation of Natural Resources Credit 3 (3-0) 

A descriptive course dealing with conservation and development of renewable natural re- 
sources encompassing soil, water, and air; cropland, grassland, and forests; livestock, fish, and 
wildlife; and recreational, aesthetic and scenic values. Attention will be given to protection and 
development of the nation's renewable natural resources base as an essential part of the na- 
tional security, defense, and welfare. 

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EASC-709. Seminar in Earth Science Credit 3 (2-0) 

A seminar concerned with recent developments in the earth sciences and related disciplines. 

SLSC-710. Soils of North Carolina Credit 3 (2-2) 

A study of the factors basic to the understanding of the soils of North Carolina, their classifi- 
cation, and properties as related to sound land use and management. Prerequisite: Fundamen- 
tals of Soil Science 338. 

AGEN-714. Applied Hydrogeology Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will cover basic principles of groundwater resource evaluation and the approach 
or techniques used to solve groundwater problems. Discussion will include methods used to 
quantitatively appraise hydrogeologic parameters affecting water-yielding capacity of wells 
and aquifers. Various types of aquifers will be discussed under the umbrella of confined and 
unconfined aquifers. Ground water quality, conservation and contamination will also be 
covered. 

SLSC-715. Soil Mineralogy Credit 3 (3-0) 

A study of soil minerals with regard to their composition, structure, classification, identifica- 
tion, origin, and significance. Special emphasis on primary weatherable silicates, layer sili- 
cates, and oxide minerals. Prerequisites: SLSC-534 and consent of the instructor. 

SLSC-717. Methodology in Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Credit 3 (0-6) 

A study of principles involved in the analysis of soils, plants and water. Emphasis on basic in- 
strumental and chemical methods for interpretation of soil fertility and environment. Instruc- 
tion in the use of special instruments. Prerequisite: Soil Chemistry-534. 

EASC-718. Applied Environmental Microbiology Credit 3 (2-2) 

Discussion of interactions between micro-organisms and their physical environment, and sig- 
nificance of micro-organisms in eutrophication, mining spoils, and waste treatments. Prereq- 
uisites: General Microbiology- 121 and consent of the instructor. 

NARS-720. Graduate Seminar in Plant Science Credit 1 (1-0) 

SLSC-727. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Credit 3 (3-0) 

Fundamental and theoretical aspects of soil fertility, productivity and plant nutrients. A dis- 
cussion of important research data on soil fertility and plant nutrition. Prerequisites: SLSC-517 
and consent of the instructor. 

SLSC-734. Applied Environmental Chemistry Credit 4 (3-2) 

This course is an in-depth discussion of soil chemical interaction in term of ion exchange, so- 
lution equilibria, solubility patterns and also electrochemistry; comprehensive coverage of the 
chemistry of contaminant interactions with soil, its retention, movement and the environmen- 
tal impact; review of relevant advances in soil chemistry in the past and recent times. Prereq- 
uisite: SLSC-534 or equivalent. 

NARS-777. Special Problems in Plant Science Credit 3 (3-0) 

NARS-799. Graduate Thesis Credit 1-6 1 (1-0) to 6 (6-0) 

NARS-999. Graduate Thesis (continued) Credit 1 (1-0) 



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Physics 

Caesar R. Jackson, Interim Chairperson 
101 Marteena Hall 

(336) 334-7646 
cj ackson @ ncat.edu 



The School of Graduate Studies through the Department of Physics offers two program 
tracks leading to the Master of Science in Physics: Professional Physics and Applied Physics. 
The Professional Physics track provides the comprehensive preparation needed for the pursuit 
of a Ph.D. in physics or related areas. The Applied Physics track provides opportunity for in- 
terdisciplinary studies and research with other science, engineering, and mathematics pro- 
grams to broaden the experience for employment in business, industry, or government. 

DEGREES OFFERED 

Professional Physics - Master of Science 
Applied Physics - Master of Science 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Admission to the M.S. in Physics degree program in the Department of Physics is based 
upon the general admission requirements of the University. In addition, regular admission to 
the M.S. in Physics degree program requires the undergraduate degree in physics or its equiv- 
alent. Regular admission also requires that an applicant's background reflect maturity in 
physics from junior and senior level undergraduate courses in classical mechanics, electro- 
magnetism, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, and quantum physics. Applicants may 
be admitted to graduate studies unconditionally, provisionally, or as special students. Provi- 
sional admission may be granted to those whose training is in other disciplines related to 
physics. 

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS 

The M.S. in Physics degree program offers three options: the thesis option, the course 
work option and the project option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 semester 
hours, which includes 6 semester hours of thesis. The course work option requires a minimum 
of 33 semester hours plus a comprehensive examination. The project option requires a mini- 
mum of 30 semester hours plus 3 semester hours of special project. At least fifty percent of the 
courses counted towards the M.S. in Physics degree must be numbered 700 and above. In ad- 
dition, the Professional Physics track requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of physics 
courses and the Applied Physics track requires a minimum of 18 semester hours of physics 
courses. The minimum physics course requirements include a core of competency courses in 
the following subjects: Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, 
and Statistical Mechanics. 

To meet graduation requirements, students must maintain and complete the M.S. in 
Physics program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better on a scale of 4.0. Up to six semester 
hours of graduate work may be transferred from another university, provided it was not a part 
of any prior undergraduate degree requirement. The course content must adequately replace 



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current graduate offerings in the student's curriculum. Transfer credits should be at a level 
comparable to 600 or 700 level courses at North Carolina A&T. 

SUGGESTED CURRICULUM GUIDE 



First Year 



First Semester Credit 

PHYS 600 Classical Mechanics 3 

PHYS 615 Electromagnetic Theory I 3 
PHYS 620 Quantum Mechanics I 3 



Second Semester Credit 

PHYS 630 Statistical Mechanics 3 

PHYS 715 Electromagnetic 

Theory II 3 

PHYS 720 Quantum Mechanics II 3 







Second Year 




First Semester 


Credit 


Second Semester 


PHYS 7XX 


Elective 




PHYS 7XX 


Elective 


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3 


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Masters Thesis 




PHYS 792 


Masters Thesis 



Credit 



0-3 



0-6 



0-6 



*Graduate courses in Research, Special Topics, or Seminar may be substituted from other 
technical areas upon appropriate approvals. 



List of Courses 

Course Description 

PHYS 600* Classical Mechanics 

PHYS 605 Mathematical Methods 

PHYS 615* Electromagnetic Theory I 

PHYS 620* Quantum Mechanics I 

PHYS 630* Statistical Mechanics 

PHYS 715* Electromagnetic Theory II 

PHYS 720* Quantum Mechanics II 

PHYS 730 Optical Properties of Matter 

PHYS 735 Atomic & Molecular Physics 

PHYS 736 Spectroscopic Techniques 

PHYS 737 Physics of Solids 

PHYS 738 Nuclear Physics 

PHYS 739 High Energy Physics 

PHYS 740 Graduate Seminar 

PHYS 743 Experimental Methods in Physics 

PHYS 745 Computational Physics 



Credit 
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PHYS 750 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics I 3 (3-0) 

PHYS 751 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics II 3 (3-0) 

PHYS 760 Special Topics Var. 1-3 

PHYS 770 Research Var. 1-9 

PHYS 791 Masters Project Var. 1-6 

PHYS 792 Masters Thesis Var. 1-6 
^Required Core Courses 

Courses for Professional Teachers 

Course Description Credit 

PHYS 705 Physics for Science Teachers I Var. 1-6 

PHYS 706 Physics for Science Teachers II Var. 1-6 

PHYS 707 Physics for Science Teachers III Var. 1-6 

PHYS 708 Physics for Science Teachers IV Var. 1-6 

PHYS 709 Physics for Science Teachers V Var. 1-6 

COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN PHYSICS 

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate 

PHYS-600. Classical Mechanics Credit 3 (3-0) 

A theoretical treatment of particle and rigid body dynamics. Topics include variational princi- 
ples, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, the physics of rotation, oscillations, canonical 
transformations and Hamilton's equations, and Hamilton- Jacobi theory. Prerequisite: Physics- 
401 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-605. Mathematical Methods Credit 3 (3-0) 

Covers topics in mathematical physics: vector calculus, complex variables, Fourier theory, 
special functions and boundary value problems, variational methods, Green functions. Prereq- 
uisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. 

PHYS-615. Electromagnetic Theory I Credit 3 (3-0) 

Along with Physics 715, is an advanced study of electromagnetic phenomena: electromagnetic 
properties of matter; propagation, radiation, and absorption of electromagnetic waves; simple 
radiating systems; special relativity, covariant electrodynamics; radiation by moving charges. 
Prerequisite: Physics-416 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-620. Quantum Mechanics I Credit 3 (3-0) 

An advanced study of quantum theory which along with Physics 720 covers the fundamental 
concepts and formulations: theory of measurement with applications to simple physical sys- 
tems, operator formalism, symmetries and invariance, system of identical particles, angular 
momentum and the theory of spin, variational and perturbation approximation techniques, 
time-dependent perturbation theory and radiation, scattering theory with applications. Prereq- 
uisite: Physics-422 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-630. Statistical Mechanics Credit 3 (3-0) 

Fundamentals of classical and quantum statistical mechanics: statistical ensembles and distri- 
bution functions, non-interacting particles, ideal Fermi and Bose systems, treatment of inter- 
acting systems, phase transitions, approaches to collective phenomena. Prerequisite: 
Physics-430 or Graduate standing. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY 

PHYS-715. Electromagnetic Theory II Credit 3 (3-0) 

A continuation of Physics-615. Prerequisite: Physics-615. 

PHYS-720. Quantum Mechanics II Credit 3 (3-0) 

A continuation of Physics-620. Prerequisite: Physics-620. 

PHYS-730. Optical Properties of Matter Credit 3 (3-0) 

Classical wave properties of light and quantum mechanical treatment of the interaction of light 
and matter: interference, diffraction, absorption, scattering, and polarization of light, interac- 
tion with atoms, atomic structure, optical absorption and emission, laser theory. Prerequisite: 
Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. 

PHYS-735. Atomic and Molecular Physics Credit 3 (3-0) 

An advanced study of atomic and molecular systems. Topics include many-electron atoms, 
Hartree-Fock and self-consistent field methods, interaction of many-electron atoms with elec- 
tromagnetic fields; diatomic molecules, Born-Oppenheimer approximation, rotation and vi- 
bration and electron spectra of diatomic molecules, polyatomic systems, laser spectroscopy, 
and molecular dynamics. Prerequisite: Physics-465 or Graduate standing. 

PHYS-736. Spectroscopic Techniques Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course describes the methods and instrumentation of several spectroscopic techniques 
such as laser spectroscopy, optical resonance spectroscopy, supersonically cooled molecular 
spectroscopy, multiple photon spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman scattering, 
Mossbauer spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron spin resonance 
spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy. Prerequisites: Physics-465, 420 or Graduate standing 

PHYS-737. Physics of Solids Credit 3 (3-0) 

An advanced study of the physics of solids with applications to metals semiconductors, and 
insulators. Topics include electronic structures, dynamics of electrons in solids, transport prop- 
erties, optical properties, magnetic properties, and superconductivity. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing or consent of the instructor. 

PHYS-738. Nuclear Physics Credit 3 (3-0) 

Descriptions of properties of the nuclear force and nuclear structure: nucleon-nucleon scatter- 
ing, nuclear scattering theory, phenomenological potential models, the shell model, collective 
motion, giant resonances, direct and compound reactions, few-body systems, heavy ion 
physics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor. 

PHYS-739. High Energy Physics Credit 3 (3-0) 

Theoretical and experimental concepts in high energy physics. Topics include elementary par- 
ticles; conservation laws; strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions; particle accelerators; 
beams and detectors; strange particles; and quark models. Prerequisite: Physics-738 or Grad- 
uate standing. 

PHYS-740. Graduate Seminar Variable Credit (1-3) 

A survey of current developments in physics. 

PHYS-743. Experimental Methods Credit 3 (2-3) 

Theory and techniques of measurement in experimental physics: experimental design, detec- 
tor development, signal processing techniques, data acquisition, error analysis, statistics and 
the treatment of experimental data. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instruc- 
tor. 



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PHYS-745. Computational Physics Credit 3 (2-3) 

Computational approaches to advanced physical problems. Includes ordinary differential 
equations, boundary value and eigenvalue problems, matrix operations, Monte Carlo Methods, 
nonlinear equations, curve fitting, and approximation of functions. Prerequisite: Graduate 
standing or consent of instructor. 

PHYS-750. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics I Credit 3 (3-0) 

Along with Physics-751 covers the Dirac equation and elementary mass renormalization, 
propagator theory, second quantization, the quantization of the electromagnetic field, Feynman 
graphs, calculations in quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, gauge theo- 
ries, models of electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions. Prerequisite: Physics-720 or 
Graduate standing. 

PHYS-751. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics II Credit 3 (3-0) 

A continuation of Physics-750. Prerequisite: Physics-750. 

PHYS-760. Special Topics Variable Credit (1-3) 

Studies in physics under staff guidance. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 

PHYS-770. Research Variable Credit (1-9) 

This course is a supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty mentor. It is not neces- 
sarily intended to serve as the project or thesis topic of a master's student. 

PHYS-790. Masters Project Variable Credit (1-6) 

The student will conduct a research project under the supervision of an advisor. The project 
could be experimental, theoretical, or a literature survey on a topic of interest to the student. 
This course is available to project option students. Prerequisite: Consent of advisor and mas- 
ters standing. 

PHYS-792. Masters Thesis Variable Credit (1-6) 

The Master of Science thesis research will be conducted under the supervision of a thesis ad- 
visor to the completion of a masters thesis. The course is available to thesis option students. 
Consent of advisor and masters standing. 

Professional Teachers Program 

PHYS-705. Physics for Science Teachers I Variable Credit (1-6) 

For in-service teachers. Course covers fundamentals of astronomy and earth science. Full de- 
scriptive title, syllabus and the amount of credit will have received departmental approval be- 
fore scheduling. Prerequisite: MATH-111 or equivalent. 

PHYS-706. Physics for Science Teachers II Variable Credit (1-6) 

For in-service teachers. Lecture and integrated lab study of the fundamental principles of me- 
chanics, thermodynamics, wave motion, electricity and magnetism, optics and modern 
physics. Full descriptive title, syllabus and the amount of credit will have received depart- 
mental approval before scheduling. Focus: Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Prerequisite: 
MATH-111 or equivalent. 

PHYS-707. Physics for Science Teachers III Variable Credit (1-6) 

A continuation of PHYS-706. Focus: Wave motion and electricity and magnetism. Prerequi- 
site: PHYS-706 or equivalent. 



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PHYS-708. Physics for Science Teachers IV Variable Credit (1-6) 

A continuation of PHYS-707. Focus: Optics and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS-707 or 
equivalent. 

PHYS-709. Physics for Science Teachers V Variable Credit (1-6) 

A continuation of PHYS-708. Focus: Modern Physics. Prerequisite: PHYS-708 or equivalent. 



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Social Work 



Joint Master of Social Work Program* 
Department of Sociology & Social Work 

Dr. John Rife (UNCG), Program Director - 336-334-4098 

(http://www.uncg.edu/swk) 

Dr. Sarah V. Kirk (NC A&T SU), Associate Program Director - 336-334-7894 

(http://www.ncat.edu/~sociolog/) 



The Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) program represents the efforts of faculty and ad- 
ministrators at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T SU) and 
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The administration of the JMSW 
program rotates between the two campuses every four years. 

This is a single academic program with instruction by faculty from each department. Stu- 
dents attend classes on the campuses of both universities and have access to all academic and 
support services of the two universities. 

The program requires full-time participation of students. Successful completion of the de- 
gree requires 60 semester credit hours taken over two academic years. The program is fully ac- 
credited by the Council on Social Work Education. 

The JMSW curriculum has been designed by the joint faculty from both institutions to pro- 
vide students with advanced generalist social work education. The model for the curriculum 
is based on contemporary, state-of-the-art theory and practice methods. Courses reflect the 
theme of providing effective services to families in urban and rural North Carolina communi- 
ties. The curriculum is organized by foundation, area of practice, advanced generalist integra- 
tive seminars, and field instruction. The primary purpose of the MSW program is to prepare 
students for advanced generalist social work practice. 

* Jointly administered with UNCG 

Program goals are: 

Goal 1: To prepare graduate students for employment as advanced generalist social work 
practitioners in direct and indirect practice. 

Goal 2: To provide students with a graduate advanced generalist social work curriculum that 
results in the acquisition and demonstration of: 

A. Knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy, 
research, practice methods, cultural diversity populations at-risk, social and eco- 
nomic justice, and social work values and ethics as a foundation for generalist so- 
cial work practice 

B. The professional self as reflected in an affiliation with the profession of social 
work 

C. The values and ethics of professional social work practice as stated by the Na- 
tional Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics 

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D. Advanced generalist social work practice skills with individuals, families, groups, 
organizations, and communities. 

Goal 3: To provide professional service that ameliorates social problems, provides leader- 
ship, and benefits our communities in Central and Western North Carolina. 

Goal 4: To conduct and disseminate research that contributes to the knowledge base for ef- 
fective social work practice. 

CURRICULUM PLAN 

The curriculum design of the program provides students with a theoretical and applied ed- 
ucation in social work to enhance and promote advanced generalist social work education. The 
two-year program is organized to insure that all students, as advanced social work practition- 
ers, will be prepared to independently engage in social work practice with individuals, fami- 
lies, small groups, organizations, and communities in their chosen area of practice. Students 
will be prepared to serve as managers, supervisors, researchers and social planners. The con- 
centration of the program is advanced generalist practice. 

COURSE OF STUDY AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

The MSW program is a two-year program of 60 credits that will require full time enroll- 
ment by students. The program offers a foundation year and a second year of concentration 
content for advanced practice. 

First Year Foundation Courses (30 Hours) 



NCA&TSU 



UNC-G 



First Semester 



15 Credit Hours 



SOWK 700 Human Behavior and Social 

Functioning I 

SOWK 70 1 Social Welfare Policy and 

Analysis I 

SOWK 703 Social Work Practice with 

Individuals and Families 



SOWK 501 



SOWK 502 



SOWK 504 



SOWK 704 Interpersonal Skills Lab 

(Social Work With Groups) 

SOWK 705 Social Work Practice and Human 

Diversity 



3 
15 



SOWK 560 



SOWK 511 



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Second Semester 

SOWK 702 

SOWK 707 
SOWK 708 

SOWK 709 



Human Behavior and Social 
Functioning II 

Social Work Research Methods I 
Social Work Practice with 
Communities and Organizations I 
Field Instruction and Seminar I 



15 Credit Hours 






SOWK 517 


3 




3 


SOWK 503 




SOWK 514 


3 




6 


SOWK 516 



15 



Second Year- Advanced Curriculum (30 Hours) 

First Semester Area of Practice Course 

SOWK 706 Social Policy and Welfare Analysis II 

SOWK 7 1 Social Work with Families and 

Youth at Risk 
SOWK 7 1 2 Social Work in Health Care I 

SOWK 714 Social Work in Mental Health I 

SOWK 7 1 8 Research Designs & Data Analysis 

for Social Work Practice 
SOWK 722 Field Instruction and Seminar II 



Second Semester Area of Practice Course 



Credit 



SOWK 711 

SOWK 713 
SOWK 715 
SOWK 716 

Elective 
SOWK 724 



Social Work with Families and 
Youth at Risk II 
Social Work in Health Care II 
Social Work in Mental Health II 
Social Work in Administration 

Field Instruction and Seminar II 



Total Hours 



3 


SOWK 512 




SOWK 601 


3 






SOWK 602 




SOWK 603 


3 


SOWK 513 


6 




15 




Hredit 


SOWK 611 


3 






SOWK 612 




SOWK 613 


3 


SOWK 605 


3 




6 


SOWK 616 


15 




60 





FOUNDATION YEAR 

During the first year, students complete 30 semester hours of foundation course work. In 
the first semester of the first year, students complete courses in human behavior and social 
functioning, social welfare policy, social work practice and human diversity, social work prac- 
tice with individuals and families, and social work practice with groups. In the second 
semester of the first year, students complete a second human behavior and social functioning 
course, social work practice with communities and organizations, social work research meth- 
ods, and a six semester hour foundation field instruction placement and seminar. The purpose 
of the foundation course work during the first year is to prepare students for the advanced gen- 
eralist practice year. 



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ADVANCED GENERALIST PRACTICE YEAR 

In the second year of study, students complete the concentration in advanced generalist 
practice. The second year of study requires the completion of 30 semester hours of course 
work. Students choose one of three advanced generalist practice areas: families and youth at- 
risk, mental health, or health. Students complete two courses in their advanced generalist prac- 
tice area, advanced courses in social welfare, administration, and research, and they complete 
two semesters of advanced generalist field instruction, which includes a field seminar and a 
capstone project. Students also complete one graduate level elective. Choice of this elective 
requires the approval of the student's educational advisor. 

ADMISSIONS 

A Joint Admissions Committee has been established for this program. It is comprised of fac- 
ulty members from NCA&TSU and faculty members from UNCG. These committee members 
use a common evaluation system to review applications and recommend applicants for admission. 

In addition to the admission materials set forth by The Graduate School, applicants must 
complete the following prerequisites to become eligible for admissions review: 

1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree, with competitive grades, from an accredited 
college or university in the United States or its equivalent in another country; 

2. A "B" average or better in the undergraduate major; 

3. An overall minimum GPA of 2.5 and an acceptable score on the GRE; 

4. Evidence of a liberal arts foundation to include the following minimum 30 credit hours: 

1 8 Social and Behavioral Sciences* 

6 Humanities 

3 Human Biology 

3 Statistics 



30 Hours 
* (Political Science, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic/Global Studies, History, 
and Sociology). 

5. Applicants must demonstrate intellectual and personal qualifications considered es- 
sential to the successful practice of social work, such as sensitivity and responsiveness 
in relationships, concern for the need of others, adaptability, good judgment, creativ- 
ity, integrity, and skill in oral and written communication. This determination shall be 
based on a review of the applicant's references and written personal statement. 

Documentation validating that applicants meet the above criteria will be required in the ad- 
mission packet. Members of the Joint Admissions Committee and staff at the two graduate 
schools will verify that acceptable validation of these five criteria have been included in ap- 
plicants admission materials. 

The Joint Admissions Committee has established five areas that will be rated to determine 
admission decisions: 

1. Acceptable GRE scores; 

2. GPA averaged from all undergraduate and graduate degrees; 

3. Three letters of recommendation; 

4. Relevant paid and/or volunteer experience (including internships in social work); and, 

5. A personal statement indicating why applicant is seeking admission, what applicant 
wants to learn and the factors that influenced this decision. 

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Consistent rating measures have been established for the evaluation of the five above 
areas. The Joint Admissions Committee has developed a review process that ensures a consis- 
tent and fair evaluation of applicants. All applicants will be notified in writing of the Joint Ad- 
missions Committee decisions by The Graduate School. 

The M.S.W. Program does not grant academic credit for life or work experience. Only stu- 
dents who have been admitted to the program and who have completed all required prerequi- 
site course work may be admitted to practice courses and to the field instruction program. 

The program admits students only once a year for Fall semester enrollment. Questions 
concerning the MSW program may be addressed to the Department of Sociology & Social 
Work, NCA&TSU. The phone number is (336) 334-7894. All inquiries concerning admission 
for Fall 2002 should be directed to: The Graduate School, University of North Carolina at 
Greensboro, PO Box 26176, Greensboro, NC 27402-6176. The phone number is (336) 334- 
5596. 

Applications for admission of Fall 2003 - 2006 will be processed through the School of 
Graduate Studies, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 East Market Street, 120 Gibbs 
Hall, Greensboro, NC 27411. The phone number is (336) 334-7920. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN SOCIAL WORK 

SOWK-700. Human Behavior and Social Functioning I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is the first of a two course sequence on human behavior in the social environment. 
This course emphasizes theories of human behavior and intervention with people in a variety 
of systems, including individuals, families, and small groups. Students will learn an ecologi- 
cal framework for understanding and assessing human behavior in social and cultural contexts. 
Content about various oppressed and vulnerable groups is included. Culture is examined to an- 
alyze how it affects clients and workers perceptions of problems, their conceptualizations of 
strategies for problem-solving, their orientations in measuring treatment outcomes, and the ef- 
ficacy of the worker-client relationship. 

SOWK-701. Social Welfare Policy and Analysis I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This first foundation policy course is designed to help the student examine philosophical, so- 
cial, political, psychological, and economic factors that have influenced the emergence of so- 
cial welfare as a social institution. Students learn to analyze social policy for its effects on 
individuals, families, various oppressed and vulnerable groups, and communities. The impact 
of social policy on service delivery in rural areas will be highlighted. This is the first of two 
policy courses. 

SOWK-704. Interpersonal Skills Lab (Social Work with Groups) 

Credit 3 (3-0) 

The purpose of the Interpersonal Skills Lab is to prepare students for entry into field instruc- 
tion. The course allows students the opportunity to examine and practice interpersonal com- 
munication skills in preparation for professional practice. This course introduces students to a 
number of skills considered basic to social service delivery. Experiential learning is stressed, 
and ample opportunity will be provided for students to practice basic interpersonal skills and 
receive feedback on their performance. This course is taken concurrently with Social Work 
Practice with Individuals and Families. 

SOWK-705. Social Work Practice and Human Diversity I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will examine cultural and social diversity and address theoretical and practice di- 
mensions of social practice with oppressed people of color, women, the aged, the sexually di- 
verse, and the physically disabled. The concepts of ethnicity, minority status, social 

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stratification, and sexual preference are explored in the context of American culture and are 
translated into the impact of dealing with these issues with clients, the system, and with the 
helper. 

SOWK-706. Social Welfare Policy and Analysis II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course, the second foundation course in social welfare policy, presents social welfare pol- 
icy analysis as another form of social work practice, with a repertoire of roles, functions, and 
skills as in other practice concentrations such as interpersonal or planning and management. 
As a part of this school's professional curriculum, the course will embody the primary value 
of social justice as it examines policies, programs and current delivery systems in addressing 
issues affecting families, mental and health care. Strategies to shape and frame policy at vari- 
ous levels are addressed. 

SOWK-707. Social Work Research Methods I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is the first of two research courses in the MSW curriculum. The intention of both 
courses is to prepare the social work practitioner to use research as a means of informing and 
improving one's professional practice. The primary purpose of this course is to provide a 
framework for the rigorous study of research methodology as it relates to the professional 
practice of social work. As a result of this course, students will learn, appreciate, and be able 
to apply quantitative and qualitative research strategies to address fundamental social work 
problems and processes. 

SOWK-708. Social Work Practice with Communities, and 

Organizations Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to prepare students to practice in the area of macro social work. Ad- 
vanced generalist social workers must be prepared to respond to and influence changing social 
and political environments. This course prepares students for involvement in broad scale so- 
cial systems change particularly in group, community, and organizational development and 
analysis. This course provides a framework for exploring knowledge, analytical skills, and 
professional behavior appropriate for practice with work groups, communities, and organiza- 
tions. Particular emphasis will be given to the multidimensional strategies for professional 
intervention. 

SOWK-709. Field Instruction and Seminar I Credit 6 (6-0) 

This is the first year of the field curriculum. The purpose of the two courses is to provide an 
opportunity to students to synthesize theoretical knowledge for application within a variety of 
agency settings and among diverse client systems. Students are expected to apply theories and 
concepts from previous courses in the role of a professional social work practitioner within the 
client system of various field agency experiences. Field seminar will run concurrently with the 
field practicum. Student field days are typically Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a total of 
24 clock hours per week. 

SOWK-710. Social Work with Families I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is the first course in the concentration on Social Work with Families and Youth at Risk. 
This course will integrate elements of social policy that affect families with the theory, knowl- 
edge, and skills necessary to work with diverse family forms at different stages of life. Build- 
ing on foundation year content regarding the families, this course will prepare students to 
assess and intervene with families at an advanced level. An ecological systems perspective will 
be utilized to help students understand the relationships between individuals and their families 
and between families and the various social systems with which they interact. 



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SOWK-711. Social Work with Families II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is the second course in the concentration sequence on Social Work with Families and 
Youth at Risk. This course will build on the advanced knowledge and skill gained in the pre- 
vious course and allows students to apply that knowledge to specific problems faced by fam- 
ilies across the life span. By participating in this problem-focused course, students will have 
an opportunity to learn more about the types of problems families face in the United States and 
how to use various interventive models most appropriate to specific types of problems. 

SOWK-712. Social Work in Health Care I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This is the first of two courses in social work practice within the health care delivery system. 
Students utilize a functional health and systems model to analyze biomedical and psychoso- 
cial aspects of coping with health and illness. Students explore the complex interrelationships 
between health care practices, social work values, and ethical dilemmas presented by con- 
flicting ideologies and advancing technology. Students will integrate knowledge and skills to 
deliver social work intervention in various health settings including hospitals, hospice, geri- 
atrics, home health care, public health, and community health education. 

SOWK-713. Social Work in Health Care II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course further explores various practice models for working within different health and 
aging settings. Students explore direct and indirect skills needed to function in a variety of set- 
tings including hospitals, hospices, geriatrics, home health and health education initiatives. 
Special attention is given to assessing and understanding differential patterns of health care 
service utilization and delivery based on demographic characteristics such as age, race, eth- 
nicity, gender, sexual orientation, and residence. Students will gain knowledge and skills in 
health and geriatric social work practice to work with individuals, families, and small groups. 

SOWK-714. Social Work in Mental Health I Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course, the first of two concentration courses in social work practice in mental health, is 
designed to expose students to major policy issues, practice theory, and direct service roles in 
both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Students will gain knowledge of the his- 
tory of mental practice in the United States, major advances in psychiatric care from biologi- 
cal, social, and interpersonal perspectives, and current practice approaches with vulnerable 
populations. 

SOWK-715. Social Work in Mental Health II Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course, the second of two concentration courses in social work practice in mental health, 
is designed to expose students to specific clinical approaches to the practice of social work in 
mental health settings. Using a seminar format and a case study approach, students will ex- 
pand their knowledge and skills from the first concentration course in treating specific mental 
disorders. Students examine the context of mental health practice including the impact of pol- 
icy and organizations upon practice as well as the strengths and constraints of multidisci- 
plinary treatment approaches. 

SOWK-716. Social Work in Administration Credit 3 (3-0) 

As advanced generalist practitioners, students must be prepared for indirect as well as direct 
practice roles. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and 
skills necessary to function as a social work supervisor and manager. Students from the three 
concentrations will take this course together, thus allowing all students to gain a broader un- 
derstanding of social work administrative issues in various fields of practice. This course will 
highlight specific issues relevant to social work management in both urban and under-served 
rural areas. 



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SOWK-718. Research Designs and Data Analysis for 

Social Work Practice Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is the second of two research courses in the MSW curriculum. The intention of 
both courses is to prepare the social work practitioner to use research as a means of informing 
and improving one's professional practice. Students will be able to apply quantitative and 
qualitative research strategies to address fundamental social work problems and processes 

Elective Credit 3 (3-0) 

SOWK-722. and SOWK-724. Field Instruction and 

Seminar II and III Credit 6 (6-0) each 

Second year field is a culmination of the academic preparation for Social Work practice. As 
advanced Generalists, students are expected to demonstrate understanding and application of 
social work theories, skills and interventions. Additionally, students are expected to assume 
greater independence in their own practice. Field Seminar will run concurrently with the field 
practicum. Student field days will typically be Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of each 
week, August- May. Specialized placements in School Social Work require a longer place- 
ment. School social work internships include activity three days a week for the academic year, 
August-June. 

Department of Sociology and Social Work 

Dr. Sarah V. Kirk, Chairperson 
201 Gibbs Hall 

Note: The courses listed below are offered to advanced undergraduate and graduate students 
only. Please note that these courses are not part of the Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) 
curriculum. 

Courses Offered for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

SOCI-600 Seminar in Social Planning 

SOCI-601 Seminar in Urban Studies 

SOCI-603 Introduction to Folklore 

SOCI-625 Sociology/Social Service Internship 

SOCI-650 Independent Study in Anthropology 

SOCI-65 1 Anthropological Experience 

SOCI-669 Small Groups 

SOCI-670 Law and Society 

SOCI-671 Research Methods II 

SOCI-672 Selected Issues in Sociology 

SOCI-673 Population Studies 

SOCI-674 Evaluation of Social Programs 

SOCI-701 Seminar in Cultural Factors in Communication 



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Transportation and Logistics 



Michael Simmons, Chairperson 

Room 325, Merrick Hall 

(336) 334-7744 

simmonsm @ ncat.edu 



The Department of Economics and Transportation/Logistics offers programs of study lead- 
ing to the Master of Science in Management degree with a concentration in Transportation and 
Logistics. The program prepares students and professionals for careers in public and private 
sector positions in transportation and business logistics. The program blends traditional man- 
agement education in the areas of marketing, management, and quantitative analysis, with spe- 
cialized core competencies relating to transportation planning, transportation and business 
logistics, supply chain and materials management, and purchasing. 

DEGREE OFFERED 

Master of Science in Management - Transportation and Logistics 

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

The general requirements for admission are an undergraduate degree from an accredited 
institution with a grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale), and satisfactory GMAT scores. 
Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be considered on an individual basis. A GPA 
of 3.0 is required for graduation. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

Students with a variety of undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply. The program is 
designed to appeal to those who either currently work in industry or desire to affiliate with 
firms or organizations using cutting-edge tools to deliver their products or services. Students 
in the program will have a business related undergraduate degree and wish to study a particu- 
lar area in greater depth, or have personal or professional interests or experiences that would 
be enhanced by a high quality graduate program in management education. 

The program requires a minimum of 30 semester-hours. There is no thesis requirement. 
Students without an undergraduate business-related degree will be required to take appropri- 
ate foundation courses, which may extend the requirements to 42-45 semester-hours. The pro- 
gram consists of 18 hours of core courses, including one 3-hour elective, and 15 hours of 
coursework in the major concentration. 

The student pursuing the Master of Science in Management is required to complete a com- 
mon core of courses consisting of: 

ACCT 714 Managerial Accounting & Finance 3 semester hours 

BUAD715 Quantitative Business Analysis 3 semester hours 

BUAD 716 Strategic Marketing 3 semester hours 

BUAD 718 Management & Organization Analysis 3 semester hours 

ECON 608 Managerial Economics 3 semester hours 



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ELECTIVE 

COMP710 

INEN618 
INEN 658 



One course selected from the following: 

Software Specialization, Analysis & Design 3 semester hours 

Total Quality Management 3 semester hours 

Project Management 3 semester hours 



Courses in the Transportation and Logistics concentration will consist of the following 
courses: 



TRAN701 
TRAN 720 
TRAN725 
BUAD 740 
TRAN 727 
TRAN 730 



Strategic Logistics Management 
Analysis and Design of Supply Chain Systems 
Purchasing and Materials Management* 
Management & Implementation of MIS* 
Global Supply Chain Management 
Transportation Planning 



*Based on prior academic studies, student will enroll in either TRAN 725 or BUAD 740 



3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 
3 semester hours 



Students without an undergraduate business-related degree will be required to take appro- 
priate foundation courses, which consist of the following. 



ACCT 708 
BUAD 705 
BUAD 712 
ECON 706 



Seminar in Financial Concepts 3 semester hours 

Seminar in Business Analysis 3 semester hours 

Foundation of Enterprise Management 3 semester hours 

Seminar in Economics 3 semester hours 



LIST OF GRADUATE COURSES 

Course Description 

ACCT 708 Seminar in Financial Concepts 

ACCT 714 Managerial Accounting & Finance 

BUAD 705 Seminar in Business Analysis 

BUAD 712 Foundation of Enterprise Management 

BUAD 715 Quantitative Business Analysis 

BUAD 716 Strategic Marketing 

BUAD 718 Management & Organization Analysis 

BUAD 740 Management & Implementation of MIS 

ECON 706 Seminar in Economics 

ECON 608 Managerial Economics 

TRAN 701 Strategic Logistics Management 

TRAN 720 Analysis and Design of Supply Chain Systems 

TRAN 725 Purchasing and Materials Management 

TRAN 727 Global Supply Chain Management 

TRAN 730 Transportation Planning 



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COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION IN ECONOMICS AND 
TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS 

ECON-608. Managerial Economics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course will apply economic principles to decision-making in management. The basic 
tools and methods of analysis are derived mainly from microeconomics. Additional tools dis- 
cussed include statistical methods, operations research, financial analysis, and decision-mak- 
ing theory that are applied to managerial decision-making problems. Particular emphasis will 
be placed on demand analysis, forecasting, pricing and output decisions, present value analy- 
sis, cost-benefit analysis, capital budgeting, risk analysis, and decision making under uncer- 
tainty. 

ECON-706. Seminar in Economics Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course introduces basic microeconomic principles and their applications in business. 
Basic economic concepts, including marginal analysis of consumer and firm decisions, will be 
covered along with macroeconomic theories that support managers understanding of the 
global economic environment and the economic policies affecting that environment. 

TRAN-701. Strategic Logistics Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course is designed to introduce students to the critical role of logistics in the achievement 
of strategic objectives. This approach involves all activities associated with moving raw ma- 
terials, inventory, and finished goods from the point of origin to the point of use or consump- 
tion. The course addresses logistics strategy, planning, customer service goals, transportation 
fundamentals and decision-making, transportation strategy, inventory and location strategies, 
organization and control. 

TRAN-720. Analysis and Design of Transportation and 

Logistics Systems Credit 3 (3-0) 

This logistics modeling course deals with modeling logistics forecasts to facilitate supply 
chain management, mode selection, distribution planning, facility location, network design 
and optimization, and routing and scheduling. Software will be used extensively to model lo- 
gistics and supply chain applications. 

TRAN-725. Purchasing and Materials Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course focuses on purchasing as the integration of long-term materials planning with cor- 
porate strategic planning. It focuses on the increasingly strategic role of the purchasing pro- 
fessional in business organizations. Areas receiving special attention include collaborative 
participation in the identification and procurement of key material requirements, determina- 
tion and application of supplier qualification and selection activities, implementation of sup- 
plier development programs, relationship building programs, and participation in supply chain 
development decisions. 

TRAN-727. Global Supply Chain Management Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses issues in global supply chain management. Some topics addressed are 
international sourcing, evaluating international suppliers, outsourcing, financial management 
issues, relationship management, information management, and selecting international car- 
riers. The course relies on cases to understand and solve problems in global supply chain man- 
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TRAN-730. Transportation Planning Credit 3 (3-0) 

This course addresses the transportation planning process and related activities. Topics of spe- 
cial focus are modal classifications, data requirements, transportation demand analysis, and 
methods of evaluation (GIS, cost-benefit analysis, internal rate of return, payback period, etc). 
Others are multiple criteria evaluation method, post-project evaluation, finance, transportation 
demand management, and issues in intelligent transportation systems. 



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NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY 
GRADUATE FACULTY MEMBERSHIP 

Policy # 2000 

Eligibility: All tenure-track faculty ranked at Assistant Professor or above in teach- 

ing/research positions are expected to be either Associate or Full Mem- 
bers of the Graduate Faculty. 

Associate Status: The necessary qualification for consideration as an Associate Member 
of the Graduate faculty is appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor 
or higher, including adjunct and visiting categories. Graduate faculty 
status is awarded upon the recommendation by the department head and 
approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. The candidate should hold a 
doctoral degree. Should the candidate not hold a doctoral degree, there 
should be demonstrable evidence that the candidate processes the expe- 
rience, knowledge, and capability in the area of the intended participa- 
tion in the graduate program appointed to. 

Full Status: Full members of the Graduate faculty will be tenured (or tenure-track) 

faculty who have distinguished themselves in research, thesis direction 
and graduate teaching. Evidence of such distinction is indicated by a 
number of significant publications, service as chair of advisory commit- 
tees for several master's students or as co-chair of the advisory commit- 
tee for doctoral students, and by excellence in graduate teaching. In 
certain instances, one or two of these experiences may be considered 
sufficient. A member of the Graduate faculty holding full status may 
participate fully in all phases of the graduate enterprise of North Car- 
olina A&T State University. 

Application: Graduate Faculty Nomination Forms may be obtained from the School 

of Graduate Studies. Recommendations by the department head for As- 
sociate Graduate Faculty status do not have to be approved by that de- 
partment's full faculty. However, they may recommend to the Graduate 
School members of their faculty for full Graduate faculty membership 
only after consultation with the department's full Graduate faculty mem- 
bers. The full Graduate faculty members should meet as a body with 
their department head to vote whether to recommend a faculty member 
for full membership. A simple majority is required to forward a recom- 
mendation, and the vote should be noted on the application form. All 
Graduate faculty in the department should be made aware of the Grad- 
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Responsibilities: Associate status 

• Teach graduate level courses 

• Serve as a member of graduate advisory committees 

• Chair master's advisory committees 

• Co-chair doctoral advisory committees, when committee chair holds 
full Graduate faculty status 

• Serve as Graduate School Representatives when called upon by Grad- 
uate School. 

Full status 

• Teach graduate level courses 

• Serve as a member of graduate advisory committees 

• Chair master's and doctoral advisory committees (where appropriate) 



Removal of 
Graduate Faculty: 



Removal from the Graduate faculty should be initiated by the full mem- 
bers of the Graduate faculty of the department of program. If after a re- 
view by the department and upon consultation with the college/school 
dean it is decided that a person no longer should be a member of the 
Graduate faculty, then the department should make this recommenda- 
tion to the Dean of the Graduate School and the Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs. The memo from the Department Head should give 
the vote of the full members of the Graduate Faculty. Upon receipt of 
the recommendation, the Dean of Graduate Studies is authorized to re- 
move the person from the Graduate Faculty. 



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GRADUATE FACULTY 

School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 

Department: Agribusiness, Applied Economics, and Agriscience Education 
Chair: Dr. Anthony K. Yeboah 

Antoine J. Alston, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Iowa State Uni- 
versity; Assistant Professor 

William Amponsah, B.S., Berea College; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Ohio State 
University; Adjunct Associate Professor 

Kofi Adu-Nyako, B.S., University of Science and Technology; M.S., Cornell University; 
Ph.D., University of Florida; Adjunct Associate Professor 

Frank Clearfield, B.S., East Stroudsburg State University; M.S., University of South Florida; 
Ph.D., University of Kentucky; Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Godfrey Ejimakor, B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State 
University; Ph.D., Texas Tech. University; Adjunct Associate Professor 

Benjamin Gray, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University, Ph.D., North Carolina State 
University; Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Daniel M. Lyons, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ed.D., Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute and State University; Agricultural Extension Faculty 

Dalton H. McAfee, B.S., Alcorn State University; M.S., Tuskegee University; Ph.D., Ohio 
State University; Agricultural Extension Faculty 

Donald R. McDowell, B.S., Southern University A&M; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois; 
Professor 

John O'Sullivan, B.A., Stanford University; M.S., Auburn University; Ph.D., University of 
California at Los Angeles; Agricultural Extension Faculty 

Xiang Dong Qin, B.S., Fudan University; M.S., University of Brussels; Ph.D., Clemson Uni- 
versity; Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Richard D. Robbins, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina 
State University; Professor 

Terrance Thomas, B.S., University of West Indies; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., 
Louisiana State University; Associate Professor 

Alton Thompson, B.S., North Carolina Central University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University; 
Professor 

Anthony K. Yeboah, B.S., University of Science and Technology; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State Uni- 
versity; Professor 

Department: Animal Sciences 
Chair: Dr. Charles T. Kadzere 

John W. Allen, B.S., University of Georgia; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina; Ad- 
junct Assistant Professor 

Doris G. Fultz, B.S. (Biology), Virginia Commonwealth University; B.S. (Animal Science), 
DVM, Tuskegee University; Associate Professor 

Tracy L. Hanner, B.S., North Carolina Central University; DVM, North Carolina State Uni- 
versity; Adjunct Assistant Professor 



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Jill Henson-Upshaw, B.S., Tuskegee Institute; M.S., D.V.M., Tuskegee University; Assistant 
Professor 

Charles T. Kadzere, Dip. Agric., Chibero College, Zimbabwe; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Georg- 
August University, Goettingen, Germany; M.S., Agric. Dev., University of London, 
United Kingdom; Associate Professor and Chairperson 

David W. Libby, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Maine; Associate Professor 

Marion Ray McKinnie, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ohio State Univer- 
sity; Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Agricultural Extension Faculty and Adjunct 
Assistant Professor 

Edward C. Segerson, B.S., M.S., Memphis State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State Uni- 
versity; Professor 

Charles W. Talbott, B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., VPI & SU, Ph.D., North Carolina 
State University; Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Willie Willis, B.S., Fort Valley State University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University; Pro- 
fessor 

Mulumebet Worku, B.Sc, Addis Ababa University, Alemaya College of Agriculture, Ethiopia; 
M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; Adjunct Assistant Professor 

Department: Natural Resources 

Chair: Dr. Richard Robbins (Interim) 

G.A. Gayle, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ph.D., N.C. State University; 
Professor 

M. Kamp-Glass, B.S., Texas Tech University; M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University; Professor 

C.W. Raczkowski, B.S., M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., N.C. State University; Adjunct 
Asst. Professor 

G.B. Reddy, B.S., M.S., A.P.A.U. (India); Ph.D., University of Georgia; Professor, Graduate 
Program Coordinator 

M.R. Reddy, B.S., Osmania University; M.S., A.P.A.U. (India); Ph.D., University of Georgia; 
Professor 

Manuel R. Reyes, B.S., University of the Philippines at Los Banos; M. Phil., Cranfield Insti- 
tute of Technology, England; Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Assistant Professor 

A. Shahbazi, B.S., University of Tabriz; M.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Penn- 
sylvania State University; Associate Professor 

G.A. Uzochukwu, B.S., M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska; Pro- 
fessor 

Department: Human Environment and Family Sciences 
Chair: Dr. Rosa Purcell 

Karen Bennett, B.S., M.S., Western Carolina University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina 
at Greensboro 

Ramona T. Clark, B.A.S.W., M.S.W., California State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor 

Thurman N. Guy, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., University of Wis- 
consin; Ed.D., University of North Dakota; Associate Professor 

Rosa Siler Purcell, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of 
Illinois; Associate Professor and Chairperson 



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Geraldine Ray, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.Ed., University of North Car- 
olina at Greensboro; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Associate 
Professor 

Lizette Sanchez-Lugo, B.S., MPH.N, University of Puerto Rico; M.S., Wake Forest Univer- 
sity, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greens- 
boro 

Chung W. Seo, B.S., M.S., Korea University; Ph.D., Florida State University; Professor 

Carolyn Turner, B.S., M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute; Associate Professor 

Wilda Wada, R.D., B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro; Food and Nutrition Specialist 

College of Arts and Sciences 

Department: Biology 

Chair: Dr. David W. Aldridge (Interim) 

David W. Aldridge, B.S., University of Texas, Arlington; Ph.D., Syracuse University; Profes- 
sor and Interim Chair 

Jerry Bennett, B.S., Tougaloo College; M.S., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Iowa State University; 
Associate Professor 

Roy Coomans, B.S., Eckerd College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Asso- 
ciate Professor 

Doretha B. Foushee, B.S., Shaw University; M.S., North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., 
University of Maryland at College Park; Associate Professor 

Andrew G. Goliszek, B.S., University of West Florida; M.S., Ph.D., Utah State University; 
Postdoctural, Wake Forest University; Associate Professor 

Thomas L. Jordan, B.A., Rockhurst College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison; 
Washington-Seattle; Associate Professor 

Perry V Mack, B.S., South Carolina State College; M.S., North Carolina Central University; 
Ed.D., Rutgers University; Extramural Associate, N.I.H.-Bethesda, Professor 

Bette McKnight, B.A., Barber Scotia; M.A., North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., 
Meharry Medical College; Associate Professor 

Mary A. Smith, B.S. Morgan State University; M.S., Ph.D. Cornell University; Associate Pro- 
fessor 

Joseph J. Whittaker, A.B., Talladega College; Ph.D., Meharry Medical College; Postdoctorals, 
Purdue University and Washington University; Associate Professor 

James A. Williams, A.B., Talladega College; M.S., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Brown Univer- 
sity; Professor 

Department: Chemistry 
Chair: Dr. Claude Lamb 

Foluso Adebodun, B.S., Jersey City State College; M.S., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Rutgers 
University; Assistant Professor, Biochemistry 

William Adeniyi, B.A., Hampton University; M.S., Loyola University; Ph.D., Baylor Univer- 
sity; Associate Professor, Analytical Chemistry 



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Mufeed Basti, B.S., Baath University (Horns, Syria); Ph.D., North Illinois University; Assis- 
tant Professor, Physical Chemistry 

Etta Gravely, B.S., Howard University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ed.D., 
UNC-Greensboro; Associate Professor 

Vallie Guthrie, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.A., Fisk University; Ed.D., 
American University; Associate Professor 

Julius Harp, B.S., York College (Jamaica, NY); Ph.D., Howard University, Assistant Profes- 
sor, Organic Chemistry 

Lynda M. Jordan, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Atlanta University; Ph.D., 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Associate Professor, Biochemistry 

Jothi Kumar, B.Sc, Annamalai University, Cdm., India; Ph.D., Kansas State University; As- 
sociate Professor 

Claude N. Lamb, B.S., Mount Union College; M.S., North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., 
Howard University; Associate Professor 

Abdul K. Mohammed, B.Sc, University of Benin; Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Assis- 
tant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry 

Yongmei Wang, B.S., The Science and Technology University of China, Ph.D., The Univer- 
sity of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry 

Alex N. Williamson, B.S., Jackson State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois; Associate 
Professor and Chairman 

Department: English 
Chair: Dr. Elon Kulii 

Sandra Alexander, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.A., Harvard University; 
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Professor 

Brian Benson, A.B., Guilford College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; 
Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Professor 

Patricia E. Bonner, B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., Atlanta University; Ph.D., University 
of South Florida; Associate Professor 

Jane Gibson Brown, B.A., Converse College; M.A., Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., University 
of Dallas; Associate Professor 

Samuel Garren, B.A., Davidson College; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Professor 

Michael Greene, B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University; Professor 

Elon Kulii, A.B., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State Univer- 
sity; Ph.D., Indiana University; Professor and Chair 

Gibreel M. Kamara, B.A., M.A., North Carolina A&T State University; Ed.D., Temple Uni- 
versity; Assistant Professor 

Robert T. Levine, B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York; M.A., Ph.D., 
Cornell University; Professor 

Jeffrey D. Parker, B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.A., North Carolina 
A&T State University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Associate Professor 

Ethel Taylor, A.B., Spelman College; M.A., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Indiana University; 
Professor 



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Department: History 
Chair: Dr. Olen Cole 

Linda D. Addo, B.A., Bennett College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 
Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Associate Professor and Coordinator 
of Education Programs in the Department of History 

Kwame W. Alford, B.A., M.A., Morgan State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri; As- 
sistant Professor 

Olen Cole, Jr., B.A., M.A., California State University at Fresno; Ph.D., University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill; Professor and Chair (Interim) 

Margaret L. Barrett, B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A., Southern Illinois Uni- 
versity; Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia; Associate Professor 

Fuabeh P. Fonge, B.A., The University of Yaounde; M.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., 
Howard University; Associate Professor 

Peter V. Meyers, B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University; Professor 

Conchita F. Ndege, B.F.A., Xavier University; M.A., Ph.D., Howard University; Director of 
the African Heritage Center and Associate Professor 

Thomas E. Porter, B.A., Loyola College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington; Assistant 
Professor 

Department: Mathematics 
Chair: Dr. Wilbur Smith 

Bolindra N. Borah, B.S., Gauhat University; M.S., Ph.D., Oregon State University; Professor 

Burns, D. Shea, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University, M.S., Ph.D., Howard University; 
Assistant Professor 

Gilbert Casterlow, Jr., B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., The Pennsyl- 
vania State University; Professor 

Mingxiang Chen, B.S., M.S., Huazhong Normal University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Tech- 
nology; Assistant Professor 

James F. Chew, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Associate Professor 

Thomas G. Clarke, B.A., Hiram College; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Kent State Univer- 
sity; Assistant Professor 

Dominic P. Clemence, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute and State University; Associate Professor 

Kathy M. Cousins-Cooper, B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., 
North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., University of South Florida; Assistant Pro- 
fessor 

Gregory Gibson, B.A., State University of New York/College at Geneseo; M.S., Ph.D., North 
Carolina State University; Assistant Professor 

Joseph R. Gruendler, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill; Adjunct Professor 

Alexandra Kurepa, B.S., M.S., University of Zagreb, Ph.D., University of Northern Texas; As- 
sociate Professor 

Robert C. Mers, A.B., University of Texas; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of 
Colorado; Associate Professor 

Janis M. Oldham, B.A., University of Chicago; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of 
California-Berkeley; Associate Professor 



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Errol G. Rowe, B.S., M.S., George Washington University; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 
College Park; Assistant Professor 

Wilbur L. Smith, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University, M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania 
State University; Professor 

Guoqing Tang, B.S., M.S., Anhui University; M.S., Nanjing University of Science and Tech- 
nology; Ph.D., Rutgers University; Associate Professor 

A. Giles Warrack, B.S., M.S., California State Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of 
Iowa; Associate Professor 

Paramanathan Varatharajah, B.S., University of Jaffna; M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona; 
Associate Professor 

Department: Physics 

Chair: Dr. Caesar Jackson, (Interim) 

Abdellah Ahmidouch, B.S., Mohammed V. University; M.S., Joseph Fourier Grenoble Uni- 
versity; Ph.D., University of Geneva; Assistant Professor 

Solomon Bililign, B.S., M.S., Addis Ababa University; Ph.D., University of Iowa; Associate 
Professor 

Samuel Danagoulian, M.S., Yerevan State University; Ph.D., Yerevan State Institute; Adjunct 
Associate Professor 

Caesar R. Jackson, B.E.T., Florida A&M University; M.E.E.E., University of Florida; Ph.D. 
(Physics), North Carolina State University; Professor and Associate Dean 

Floyd J. James, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Associate Pro- 
fessor 

Abede Kebede, B.S., Addis Ababa University; M.S., Ph.D., Temple University; Associate Pro- 
fessor 

Sekazi K. Mtingwa, B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton Uni- 
versity; Professor 

Ronald Pedroni, B.S., Jacksonville University; Ph.D., Duke University; Adjunct Assistant Pro- 
fessor 

Thomas R. Sandin, B.S., Santa Clara University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University; Professor 

Aaron Titus, B.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University, As- 
sistant Professor 

Elvira S. Williams, B.S., North Carolina Central University; M.S., Ph.D., Howard University; 
Associate Professor 

Department: Sociology & Social Work Joint Master of Social Work 
Chair: Dr. Sarah Kirk 

Fasihuddin Ahmed, B.A., Forman Christian College; M.A., University of the Punjab; Ph.D., 
University of Chicago; Professor 

Edwina H. Byrd, A.B., Howard University; M.S.W., Howard University; Ph.D., Ohio State 
University; Instructor 

Robert Davis, B.A., Southern University; M.A., Atlanta University; Ph.D., Washington State 
University; Post-Doctoral, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Professor 

*Joyce Dickerson, B.S., Tuskegee University; M.S.W, University of Alabama; Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of Alabama; Assistant Professor 



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Randolph Hawkins, A.B., Paine College; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Bowl- 
ing Green State University; Associate Professor 

David Johnson, B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Associate Professor 

*Sarah V. Kirk, B.A., St. Augustine's College; M.S.W., Atlanta University; M.P.H., University 
of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Professor and Associate Program Director, 
Joint Master of Social Work 

*Wayne Moore, B.S., East Carolina University; M.S.W., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of South Carolina; Assistant Professor 

Ernest Morant, B.A., Claflin College; M.S.W., New York University; Assistant Professor 

June Murray, B.S., State University of New York-College of Old Westbury ; M.S.W., Columbia 
University; M.S., University of California-Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of California- 
Berkeley; Assistant Professor 

Velma Tyrance, B.S., Tuskegee University; M.S.W., Fordham University; Assistant Professor 

*John Steele, B.A., Maryville College; M.S.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University; 
D.S.W., Catholic University of America; Assistant Professor 

* Primary assignment — the Joint Master of Social Work Program 

ADJUNCT GRADUATE FACULTY - UNCG 

*Jacalyn Claes, B.S., Western Illinois University; M.S., Western Illinois University; M.S.W., 
University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa; Assistant Professor 

*Susan Dennison, B.S.W., University of Detroit; M.S.W, Barry University; Assistant Profes- 
sor 

Marilyn Edwards, B.S.W., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S.W., University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lecturer 

Elisabeth Hurd, B.A., Harvard University; M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., 
University of Chicago; Assistant Professor 

*Elizabeth Lindsey, Diplome, University of Lyon; B.A., University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill; M.S.W, University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Georgia; Associate Pro- 
fessor 

Carolyn Moore, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve 
University; Lecturer 

*John Rife, B.A., Hanover College; M.S.W., Indiana University; M.A., Ohio State University; 
Ph.D., Ohio State University; Associate Professor 

Robert Wineburg, B.A., Utica College; M.S.W., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of 
Pittsburg; Professor 

*Primary assignment — the Joint Master of Social Work Program 

School of Business and Economics 

Department: Economics and Transportation/Logistics 
Chair: Dr. Michael Simmons 

Abdussalam Addus, B.A., Addis Ababa University; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., 

Pennsylvania State University; Associate Professor 
Julian Benjamin, B.S., New York University; M.S., Ph.D., State University of New York at 

Buffalo; Professor 

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Mark Burkey, B.S., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., Duke University, Assistant Professor 

David Chen, B.S., National Taiwan University; M.S., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., 
University of Wisconsin; Associate Professor 

Darnell Cloud, B.S., Florida A&M University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; 
Assistant Professor 

Basil Coley, B.S., A&T College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of 
Illinois; Professor 

Maury Granger, B.S., University of Louisville; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky; Assis- 
tant Professor 

Dong Jeong, B.A., Teachers College, Kyung-Pook National University, Korea; M.A., Univer- 
sity of Hawaii; Ph.D., Wayne State University; Associate Professor 

Anwar Khan, B.A., M.A., University of Punjab; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Pro- 
fessor 

Vereda King, B.A., Johnson C. Smith University; M.B.A., North Carolina Central University; 
Ph.D., Duke University; Associate Professor 

Lawrence Morse, B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Associate Professor 

Kofi Obeng, B.Sc, University of Science & Technology (Kumasi, Ghana); A.M., Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania; UPS Chair, Professor 

^Gregory Price, B.S., Morehouse; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; Asso- 
ciate Professor 

Ryoichi Sakano, B.S., Keio University; M.B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at 
Greensboro; Ph.D., University of Alabama; Associate Professor 

Scott Simkins, B.A., St. John's University; Ph.D., University of Iowa; Associate Professor 

Michael Simmons, B.S., Arkansas AM&N; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Washing- 
ton State University; Assistant Professor and Chairperson 

*On leave, 2001-2002 

Department: Business Administration 
Chair: Dr. Paul G. Simmonds 

Robert J. Angell, B.S., B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.B.A., University 

of Virginia; D.B.A., Florida State University; Professor 
Chiekwe Anyansi-Archibong, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas; Professor 
Sylvia Sloan Black, B.S., Howard University; M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel 

Hill; M.B.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D, Columbia University; Assistant Professor 
Betty L. Brewer, B.S., East Carolina Univ., M.B.A., D.B.A., Kent State University; Associate 

Professor 
James R. Brown, Jr., B.S., M.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Ed.D., University of 

Georgia; Associate Professor 
Kathryn E. Dobie, B.M., Wittenburg University; A.S., Dalton College; M.B.A., University of 

Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Memphis; Associate Professor 
Roger J. Gagnon, B.S., Boston University; M.B.A., Clark University; Ph.D., University of 

Cincinnati; Associate Professor 
Lawrence M. Glisson, B.S., M.A., East Carolina University; M.B.A., Ph.D., The American 

University; Professor and Director of the MSM Program 
Alan J. Greco, B.S., Utica College of Syracuse University; M.B.A., State University of New 

York at Buffalo; D.B.A., Mississippi State University; Associate Professor 



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Rhonda L. Hensley, B.S., M.B.A., James Madison University; Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth 

University; Assistant Professor 
Robert L. Howard, B.A., Williams College; M.B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., The Ohio 

State University; Associate Professor 
Olenda Johnson, B.S., M.B.A., Florida A&M University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; 

Assistant Professor 
Wanda F. Lester, B.S., Florida A&M University; Ph.D., Florida State University; CPA; Assis- 
tant Professor and Assistant Dean 
Mary R. Lind, B.S., Duke University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel 

Hill; Professor 
Thaddeus McEwen, B.S., College of Arts, Science and Technology, Jamaica; M.S., Ph.D., 

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Associate Professor 
Kimberly R. McNeil, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Florida State Uni- 
versity; Assistant Professor 
Shona D. Morgan, B.S., Spelman College; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University; 

Assistant Professor 
Japhet H. Nkonge, B.A., North Carolina A&T State University; M.B.A., Rutgers University; 

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Professor 
Edna B. Ragins, B.S., Hampton University; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Florida 

State University; Associate Professor 
Alonzo Redmon, B.S., University of Missouri at Columbia; M.B.A., Indiana University; 

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Associate Professor 
Patrick Rogers, BSBA, M.B.A., Western Carolina University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee 

at Knoxville; Associate Professor 
Paul G. Simmonds, B.S., George Washington University; M.B.A., Drexel University; Ph.D., 

Temple University; CMA; Associate Professor and Chairperson 
Joanne M. Sulek, B.S., M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at 

Chapel Hill; Associate Professor 
George S. Swan, B.A., The Ohio State University; J.D., University of Notre Dame; LL.M., 

S.J.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Law; Associate Professor 
Silvanus Udoka, B.S., Weber State University; M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University; 

Associate Professor 
Isaiah O. Ugboro, B.S., Utah State University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of North Texas; 

Associate Professor 
Sharon D. White, B.A., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Ph.D., Florida State University; 

Assistant Professor 
Jacqueline Williams, B.S., Drexel University; M.B.A., University of Delaware; Ph.D., Florida 

State University; Assistant Professor 
Robert Yerex, B.S., M.S., University of Minnesota; M.B.A., Ph.D., Cornell University; Asso- 
ciate Professor 



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School of Education 

Department: Curriculum and Instruction 
Chair: Dr. Dorothy Leflore (Interim) 

Treana Adkins-Bowling, B.S., Delaware State College; M.Ed., Salisbury State University; 
Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Associate Professor (Elemen- 
tary Education) 

David Boger, B.S., Livingstone College; M.S., New Mexico Highlands University; Ph.D., 
University of New Mexico; Professor (Elementary Education) 

Carious Caple, B.A., North Carolina Central University; M.A.Ed., North Carolina Central 
University; Ed.D., North Carolina State University; Adjunct Assistant Professor (Instruc- 
tional Technology) 

Elizabeth Jane Davis-Seaver, B.A., Duke University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ph.D., 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Assistant Professor (Elementary Education) 

Stephen Gareau, B.Comm., Queen's University; M.A., Concordia University; Ph.D., Missis- 
sippi State University; Adjunct Assistant Professor (Instructional Technology) 

Karen D. Guy, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.Ed., North Carolina Central 
University; Ed.D., University of North Dakota; Director of Student Teaching and Educa- 
tional Internships; Assistant Professor (Elementary Education) 

Pamela I. Hunter, B.A., Livingstone College; M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greens- 
boro; Ph.D., Ohio State University; Elementary Education Coordinator; Associate Profes- 
sor (Elementary Education) 

Muktha Jost, B.A., Madras University; M.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Iowa State Univer- 
sity; Assistant Professor (Instructional Technology) 

Cathy Kea, B.A., North Carolina Central University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCross; 
Ph.D., University of Kansas; Associate Professor (Special Education) 

Dorothy D. Leflore, B.S., Mississippi Valley State University; M.S., University of Oregon; 
Ph.D., University of Oregon (Foundations); Interim Chairperson 

Marshena McCoy-Williams, B.A., Boston University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Assistant Professor (Reading) 

Morris C. Peterkin, B.S., Cheyney State College; M.S., Governors State University; M.Ed., 
Certificate, Temple University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Associate Professor 
(Cross-Categorical Special Education) 

Larry Powers, B.S., M.Ed., Tuskegee University; Ph.D., Michigan State University; Associate 
Dean and Associate Professor 

Earnestine Psalmonds, B.S., Tuskegee University; M.Ed., Tuskegee University; Ph.D., Geor- 
gia State University; Vice Chancellor for Research 

Karen Smith-Gratto, B.A., Christopher Newport College; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Or- 
leans; Associate Professor (Instructional Technology) 

Thomas J. Smith, B.A., Manchester College; M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of 
South Carolina; Assistant Professor (Foundations) 

Mary Todd-Allen, B.S., Radford University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 
University; Adjunct Assistant Professor (Special Education) 

Genevieve L. Williams, B.A., Bennett College; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; 
Ph.D., Ohio State University; Assistant Professor (Reading Education) 

Fred S. Wood, Jr., B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ed.D., University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro; Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor 

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Department: Health, Physical Education 
Chair: Dr. Deborah Callaway 

Deborah J. Callaway, B.S., Virginia State College; M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth Univer- 
sity; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Associate Professor 

Gloria Elliott, B.S., Fayetteville State University; M.S., University of Connecticutt; Ph.D., 
Ohio State University; Assistant Professor 

Gloria M. Palma, B.S., University of the Philippines; M.S., Ph.D., Washington State Univer- 
sity; Associate Professor 

Tova R. Rubin, B.F.A., University of the Arts; M.A., Adelphi University; Ph.D., Temple Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor 

Department: Human Development and Services 
Chair: Dr. Wyatt Kirk 

Patricia D. Bethea- Whitfield, B.A., North Carolina Central University; M.Ed., University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Asso- 
ciate Professor 

Bernadine Chapman, B.S., Elizabeth City State University; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia 
University; Ed.D., North Illinois University; Assistant Professor 

Rosemary B. Closson, B.S., Howard University; M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; 
Ph.D., Florida State University; Assistant Professor 

Fort, Edward B., B.S., M.Ed., Wayne State University; Ed.D., University of California, Berke- 
ley; Professor and Chancellor Emeritus 

Brenda S. Hall, B.A., M.Ed., Shippensburg University; Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
and State University; Assistant Professor 

Wyatt D. Kirk, B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Western Michigan University; Associate Professor and 
Chairperson 

David L. Lundberg, B.S., United States Air Force Academy; M.Ed., Boston University; Ph.D., 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Assistant Professor 

Aurelia C. Mazyck, B.S., Howard University; M.S., New York University; Ph.D., University 
of North Carolina at Greensboro; Associate Professor 

Smith, Ronald O., B.A., Florida A&M University; M.A., Northeastern Illinois University; 
Ph.D., Purdue University; Associate Professor 

Andrew Tobias, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Florida at Gainsesville; Assistant 
Professor 

Miriam L. Wagner, B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.Ed., North Carolina 
A&T State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Assistant Pro- 
fessor 

College of Engineering 

Department: Architectural Engineering 
Chair: Dr. Peter Rojeski, Jr. 

Ronnie S. Bailey; B.S. Arch., Howard University; M.U.P., University of Wisconsin-Milwau- 
kee, Architecture; Associate Professor 



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Sameer A. Hamoush, P.E.-NC; Assistant Professor; B.S.C.E., University of Damascus (Syria); 
M.S.C.E., University of Nebraska; Ph.D.-C.E., North Carolina State University, Structures 

Ronald N. Helms-PE.-CO; B.Arch., University of Illinois; M.S.A.E., University of Illinois; 
Ph.D., Ohio State University, Lighting and Facilities; Chairperson and Professor 

W. Mark McGinley, P.E.-NC; B.S.C.E., University of Alberta; M.S.C.E., University of Al- 
berta; Ph.D.-C.E., University of Alberta, Structures; Associate Professor 

Peter Rojeski, Jr., P.E.-NC; B.S.C.E., Clarkson College of Technology; M.S.M.E., Cornell 
University; Ph.D., Cornell University, Facilities and HVAC; Associate Professor 

Harmohindar Singh, P.E.-NC; B.S.M.E., Punjab University; M.S.M.E., Punjab University; 
M.S.M.E., Wayne State University; Ph.D. -Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State Univer- 
sity; HVAC, Professor 

Reginald Whitsett; B.S.A.E., NCA&T State University; M.Arch., North Carolina State Uni- 
versity, Architecture; Associate Professor 

Department: Chemical Engineering 
Chair: Dr. Franklin King 

Yusuf G. Adewuyi, B.S., Ohio University; M.S., Ph.D, University of Iowa; Associate Profes- 
sor 

Vinayak N. Kabadi, B.ChE, Bombay University; M.S., S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo; Ph.D., Pennsyl- 
vania State University; Professor 

Franklin G. King, B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Kansas State University; M.Ed., 
Howard University; D.Sc, Stevens Institute of Technology; Professor and Chairman 

Shamsuddin Ilias, B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka; M.S., 
University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran; Ph.D., Queen's University, Canada; P.E.; 
Associate Professor 

Kenneth L. Roberts, B.S., M.S., Georgia Tech; Ph.D, University of South Carolina; Assistant 
Professor 

Keith A. Schimmel, B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University; P.E.; As- 
sociate Professor 

Gary B. Tatterson, B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Ohio 
State University; P.E.; Professor 

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Director: Dr. Emmanuel Nzewi 

Shoou-Yuh Chang, B.S., M.S., National Taiwan University; M.S., University of North Car- 
olina; Ph.D., University of Illinois; Professor 

Kenneth H. Murray, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 
Chairman and Professor 

Richard E. Norris, B.S., Washington State University; M.S., D.Eng., University of California 
at Berkeley; Assistant Professor 

Emmanuel Nzewi, B.S., Michigan Technological University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University; 
Associate Professor 

Miguel Picornell, B.S., Madrid Polytechnic University; M.E., Ph.D., Texas A&M University; 
Professor and Chairperson 

M. Reza Salami, B.S., M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of Arizona; Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs 



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Department: Computer Science 
Chair: Dr. Kenneth A. Williams 

Sharon A. Brown, Assistant Professor and Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies; M.S., 
(1984) University of Illinois; Artificial Intelligence 

Christo Dichev, Ph.D., Kiev University; Artificial Intelligence, Reasoning, Logic Program- 
ming, Knowledge Representation 

Albeit C. Esterline, Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Logic and Functional Programming, Ar- 
tificial Intelligence, Automated Reasoning 

John Kelly, Jr., Ph.D., University of Delaware; Computer Network Performance Measurement 
and Modeling, Embedded Systems Design, Hardware Description Languages 

Mohammed Ketel, Ph.D., Polytechnic University; Computer Architecture, Computer Net- 
works, Image Processing, Database Applications, Coding and Information Theory 

Joseph Monroe, Chairperson, Ph.D., Texas A&M University; Object Oriented Software Engi- 
neering, CASE Tools 

Kenneth A. Williams, Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Distributed Operating Systems, Opti- 
cal Communications, Computer Architecture 

Sung Yoon, Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Multimedia Communication, Video Cod- 
ing, Computer Vision 

Anna Huiming Yu, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology; Artificial Intelligence, Software 
Engineering, Robotics 

Department: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 
Director: Dr. Godfrey Gayle 

Godfrey Gayle, B.S., NC A&T SU; M.S., and Ph.D., NCSU; Professor and Director 
Manuel Reyes, B.S. and M.S., Philippines University at Los Banos; Ph.D., Louisiana State As- 
sociate Professor 
Abolghasem Shahbazi, B.S., Tabriz University; M.S., U. C. Davis, CA; Ph.D., Penn State Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator 

Department: Electrical Engineering 
Chair: Dr. John Kelly, Chair 

Ali Abul-Fadl, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Idaho; Associate Professor 

M. Bikdash, B.S., Ameri. U., Beiruit; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Va.; Associate 
Professor 

Eric A. Cheek, Sr., B.S., Carnegie Mellon; M.S., Ph.D., Howard University; Adjunct Associ- 
ate Professor 

Ward J. Collis, B.S., M.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Ohio State University; Associate 
Professor 

N. Dogan, B.S., Karadeniz Tech. University; M.S., Polytechnic University of New York; 
Ph.D., University of Michigan; Associate Professor 

A. Homaifar, B.S., M.S., State University of New York at Stoneybrook; Ph.D., University of 
Alabama-Tuscaloosa; Professor 

Shanthi Iyer, B.S., M.S., Delhi University; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology; Professor 

John Kelly, B.S., Ph.D, University of Delaware; Associate Professor 



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Jung H. Kim, B.S., Yonsei University; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Profes- 
sor 

Gary L. Lebby, B.S., M.S., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Clemson University; Profes- 
sor 

Clinton B. Lee, B.S., California Institute of Technology; M.S., North Carolina A&T State Uni- 
versity; Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Associate Professor 

R. Li, B.S., Duke University; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Kansas; Associ- 
ate Professor 

D.E. Olson, B.S. and M.S., Michigan Tech.; Ph.D., U. Utah; Associate Professor 

Karim Salman, B.S. (Eng) (Hon), U. of London; M.S., Brunnel University; Ph.D., Brunei Uni- 
versity; Associate Professor 

D. Song, B.S., Cheng Du U. Sci. Tech.; M.S., Chong Qing U.; Ph.D., Tennessee Technical; As- 
sociate Professor 

Alvernon Walker, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., North Carolina 
State University; Associate Professor 

Chung Yu, B.S., McGill University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University; Professor 

Department: Industrial & Systems Engineering 
Chair: Eui Park 

Abdullah Dasci, Assistant Professor, B.S., M.S., Bilkent University; Ph.D., McGill University. 

Christopher Geiger, Assistant Professor, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., 
Purdue University 

Daniel N. Mountjoy, Assistant Professor, B.S., M.S., Wright State University; Ph.D., North 
Carolina State University 

Celestine Ntuen, Professor, NCE (Mathematics/Physics) College of Education, UYO, Nigeria; 
BSIE, MSIE, Ph.D., West Virginia University 

Herbert Nwankwo, Assistant Professor, NCE (Mathematics/Economics) University of Nige- 
ria; B.S., Transportation, MSIE, North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., University 
of Texas, Arlington 

Eui Park, Chairperson/Professor, B.S., Yonsei University; MSIE, Ph.D., Mississippi State Uni- 
versity 

Bala Ram, Professor/Professional Engineer, BSME, MSIE, Indian Institute of Technology, 
Madras; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Professional Engineer in NC. 

Sanjiv Sarin, Professor/Professional Engineer; BSChE, MSIE, Indian Institute of Technology, 
Delhi; Ph.D., University of New York, Professional Engineer in NC. 

Paul Stanfield,, Assistant Professor, B.S.E.E., North Carolina State University; MBA, Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.S.I.E./O.R., Ph.D., North Carolina State Univer- 
sity, Professional Engineer in NC. 

Silvanus J. Udoka, Associate Professor, B.S., MSIE, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University 

Kittinan Unnanon, Assistant Professor, B.S. Chulalongkorn University; M.S., Ph.D., North 
Carolina State University 

Charles H. VandeZande, Adjunct Associate Professor, B.S. (Physics), Lawrence University; 
MSc. (Applied Statistics), Rutgers University 

W.V. Yarbrough, Adjunct Assistant Professor, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State Univer- 
sity; Ph.D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 



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Department: Mechanical Engineering 
Chair: Dr. William Craft 

V. Sarma Avva, B.S., Saugor University; DMIT, Madras Institute of Technology; M.S., Okla- 
homa State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University; E-Systems Professor 

Suresh Chandra, B.S., Banaras Hindu University; M.S., University of Louisville; Ph.D., Col- 
orado State University; Research Professor 

Rajinder S. Chauhan, B.S., Guru Nanak Engineering College; M.T., Indian Institute of Tech- 
nology; Ph.D., Auburn University; Assistant Professor 

William J. Craft, P.E.; B.S., North Carolina State University; M.S. & Ph.D., Clemson Univer- 
sity; Professor and Chairperson 

DeRome O. Dunn, B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University; Ph.D., Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute and State University; Associate Professor 

Frederick Ferguson, M.S., Kharkov State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland; Associ- 
ate Professor and Director of NASA/CAR 

George J. Filatovs, B.S., Washington University; Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla; Pro- 
fessor 

Meldon Human, P.E.; B.S., Northwestern University; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University; Asso- 
ciate Professor 

Ajit D. Kelkar, B.S., Poona University; M.S., South Dakota State University; Ph.D., Old Do- 
minion University; Associate Professor 

David E. Klett, P.E.; B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida; Pro- 
fessor 

Richard A. Layton, P.E.; B.S., California State University, Northridge; M.S., Ph.D., University 
of Washington; Assistant Professor 

Carolyn W. Meyers, B.S.M.E., Howard University; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technol- 
ogy; Professor and Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 

Tony C. Min, P.E.; B.S., Chiao Tung University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Pro- 
fessor Emeritus 

Samuel P. Owusu-Ofori, P.E.; B.S., University of Science and Technology - Kumasi, Ghana; 
M.S., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison; Boeing Professor 
of Manufacturing 

Devdas M. Pai, P.E.; B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State 
University; Associate Professor 

Japannathan Sankar, B.E., University of Madras; M.E., Concordia University; Ph.D., Lehigh 
University; Professor 

Lonnie Sharpe, Jr., P.E.; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., North Carolina 
State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana, Champaign; Professor and Dean, 
College of Engineering 

K. N. Shivakumar; B.E., Bangalore University; M.E., Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science; Re- 
search Professor 

Shin-Liang Wang, P.E.; B.S., National Tsing Hua University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State Univer- 
sity; Associate Professor 



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School of Technology 

Department: Manufacturing Systems 
Chair: Dr. Marcus D. Tillery (Interim) 

William K. James, A.A., North Iowa Area Community College; B.S., Iowa State University; 
M.A., University of Northern Iowa; D.I.T., University of Northern Iowa; Associate Pro- 
fessor 

Marcus Tillery; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Iowa State University; 
Ph.D., Iowa State University; Associate Professor and Interim Chairperson 

Earnest L. Walker, B.S., A.M. & N. College; M.S., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Ph.D., 
Southern University at Carbondale, IL; Professor and Interim Associate Dean 

Department: Electronics and Computer Technology 
Chair: Dr. Ray Davis (Interim) 

DeWayne Brown, B.S.E.E., University of South Carolina; M.S.E.E., North Carolina A&T 
State Universitiy; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Assistant Pro- 
fessor 

Derrek Dunn, B.S.E.E. and B.S. Mathematics, North Carolina A&T State University; 
M.S.E.E., M.S. Mathematics, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 
Assistant Professor 

Fereshteh Fatehi, B.S.E.E., Shiraz University; M.S.E.E., Ph.D.E.E., Montana State University; 
Associate Professor 

Tijjani Mohammed, B.S., Central Missouri State; M.S., Indiana State; Ph.D., Texas A&M Uni- 
versity; Assistant Professor 

Veeramuthu Rajaravivarma, B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, University of Madras; MASC (EE), Univer- 
sity of Windsor; Ph.D., Tennessee Technological University; Professor 

John Spurlin, B.S.E.E., Cook Institute; M.S.C.E., M.Ed., Ph.D., Wayne State University; Pro- 
fessor 

Department: Construction Management 
Chair: Dr. David Dillon (Interim) 

Robert B. Pyle, B.A., M.A., Trenton State College; Ph.D., University; Professor 
Musibau A. Shofoluwe, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., Pittsburgh State 
University; DIT, University of Northern Iowa; Professor 

Department: Occupational Safety & Health 
Chair: David Dillon (Interim) 

Dilip T. Shah, B.E., Poona, India; M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Texas A&M Univer- 
sity; Associate Professor 

Syrulwa L. Somah, B.S., Empire State College State University of New York; M.S., Central 
Michigan University; M.S., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., The Union Institute; Assistant 
Professor 



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Department: Graphic Communication Systems and Technological Studies 
Chair: Dr. Nancy Glenz 

Elazer Barnette, B.S., West Virginia State College; M.S., North Carolina State University; 
Eh.D., North Carolina State University; Professor and Dean 

Vincent W. Childress, B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Uni- 
versity; Assistant Professor 

Ray Davis, B.S., University of Maryland Eastern Shore; M.S., Ph.D., The Ohio State Univer- 
sity; Professor and Associate Dean 

Cynthia Gillispie-Johnson, B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.S., University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 
Assistant Professor 

Nancy L. Glenz, B.S., Trenton State College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University; Profes- 
sor, Chairperson 

Arjun Kapur, B.S., M.S., Ponjob University; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology; Associate 
Professor 

Devang Mehta, B.S., University of Bombay; M.A. and ABD for D.I.T., University of North- 
ern Iowa; Adjunct Assistant Professor 



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ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 

University of North Carolina 

(Sixteen Constituent Institutions) 

Officers of Administration 

Molly Corbett Broad, President 

Gretchen Bataille, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Jeffrey Davies, Vice President for Finance and Chief Information Officer 

Ronald Penny, Vice President for Human Resources 

Robyn Render, Interim Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information 

Officer 

Leslie Winner, Vice President and General Counsel 

Gary Barnes. Vice President for Program Assessment and Public Service 

James B. Milliken, Vice President for Public Affairs and University Advancement 

Rosalind Fuse-Hall, Secretary of the University 

Charles Coble, Vice President for University-School Programs 

Board of Governors 
The University of North Carolina 
Dr. Benjamin Ruffin, Chairperson 



Bradley T. Adcock 
G. Irvin Aldridge 
Lois G. Britt 
John F.A.V Cecil 
Bert Collins 
Ray S. Farris 



Class of 2001 

H. Frank Grainger 
Helen Rhyne Marvin 
Timothy Keith Moore 
Maxine H. O'Kelley 
D. Wayne Peterson 



Jim W. Phillips, Jr. 

John L. Sanders 

J. Craig Souza 

Robert F. Warwick 

James Bradley Wilson 



J. Addison Bell 
F. Edward Broadwell, Jr. 
William T. Brown 
Angela R. Bryant 
William L. Burns, Jr. 
C. Clifford Cameron 



Class of 2003 

Chancy R. Edwards 
Peter Keber 
Teena S. Little 
R.V Owens, III 
Barbara S. Perry 



Patsy B. Perry 

H.D. Reaves, Jr. 

Benjamin S. Ruffin 

Priscilla P. Taylor 

Ruth Dial Woods 



Members Emeriti 

James E. Holshouser, Jr. 

Ex-Officio 

Andrew Payne 



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Board of Trustees 

Dr. Ralph K. Shelton, Chair 

Dr. Gerald Truesdale, Secretary 

Mr. R. Steve Bowden 

Mr. M.S. "Brick" Brown, III 

Mrs. Carol Bruce, Greensboro 

Mr. D. Hayes Clement 

Mrs. Katie G Dorsett 

Mr. Henry H. Isaacson 

Dr. Charles E. McQueary 

Dr. Velma R. Speight 

Mr. Michael L. Suggs 

Mr. Joseph A. Williams 

Ex Officio Member 

Mr. Gregory Drumwright, President, Student Government Association 

MISSION, PURPOSE AND GOALS OF THE UNIVERSITY 

Mission Statement 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, comprehensive, 
land-grant university committed to fulfilling its fundamental purposes through exemplary un- 
dergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public ser- 
vice. The University offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels 
with emphasis on engineering, science, technology, literature, and other academic areas. As 
one of North Carolina's three engineering colleges, the University offers Ph.D. programs in 
engineering. Basic and applied research is conducted by faculty in University centers of ex- 
cellence, in interinstitutional relationships, and through significant involvement with several 
public and private agencies. The University also conducts major research through engineering, 
transportation, and its extension programs in agriculture. 

For the present planning period (2001-2003), the University will continue to place em- 
phasis on strengthening its programs in engineering, the sciences, and technology. The Uni- 
versity also offers, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a joint 
master's degree program in social work. 

The purpose of the University is to provide an intellectual setting where students in higher 
education may find a sense of identification, belonging, responsibility, and achievement that 
will prepare them for roles of leadership and service in the communities where they will live 
and work. In this sense, the University serves as a laboratory for the development of excel- 
lence in teaching, research, and public service. 

The program of the University focuses on the broad fields of agriculture, engineering, 
technology, business, education, nursing, the liberal arts, and science. 

The major goals of the University as approved by the faculty are as follows: 

1. To help students improve their interpersonal and communication skills. 

2. To ensure adequate career preparation for students that will enable them to lead produc- 
tive lives. 

3. To develop innovative instructional programs that will meet the needs of a diverse student 
body and the expectations of the various professions. 



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4. To maintain an environment which fosters quality instruction, encourages the further pro- 
fessional development of faculty and staff, and supports the ideals of academic freedom 
and shared governance. 

5. To assist students in developing their powers of critical and analytical thinking. 

6. To promote managerial efficiency in all administrative functions, including the continued 
development of operational efficiency and productivity in the accounting and fiscal sys- 
tem of the University consistent with the needs of the various University programs and 
functions and with the expectations of state and federal regulations. 

7. To assist students in developing in-depth competence in at least one subject area for a 
global economy and for an environment with changing technology. 

8. To aid students in the further development of self-confidence and a positive self-image. 

9. To identify and secure additional sources for internal and external funds to support the de- 
velopment of competitive financial aid awards to academically qualified students and to 
needy students. 

10. To further develop and maintain the institutional research and planning processes that are 
necessary for the continued competitiveness, relevance, productivity, and credibility of the 
University, its programs, and its operations. 

1 1 . To develop and maintain undergraduate and graduate programs of high academic quality 
and excellence. 

12. To encourage research and other creative endeavors by the faculty and students. 

13. To identify and help satisfy educational, cultural, and other public service needs in the 
state, nation, and international environment. 

14. To plan, construct, and maintain physical facilities for the achievement of the goals of the 
educational programs, research, and administrative functions. 

POLICY GOVERNING PROGRAMS AND COURSE OFFERINGS 

All provisions, regulations, degree programs, course listings, etc., in effect when this cat- 
alogue went to press are subject to revision by the appropriate governing bodies of North Car- 
olina Agricultural and Technical State University. Such changes will not affect the graduation 
requirements of students who enroll under the provisions of this catalogue. 

Piedmont Independent College Association of North Carolina 

The Piedmont Independent College Association of North Carolina is an organization com- 
prised of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, The University of North 
Carolina at Greensboro, High Point College, Greensboro College, Bennett College, Guilford 
College, and Guilford Technical Community College. The organization promotes interinstitu- 
tional cooperation and cooperative educational activities among the seven institutions. Agree- 
ments provide the opportunity for any student to enroll at another institution for a course or 
courses not offered on one's home campus. 



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RESOURCES AND STUDENT SERVICES 

Office of Development and University Relations 

The Office of Development and University Relations assists with the overall institutional 
development, but also promotes the University's continual interest among alumni, parents, 
friends, prospective and current students, foundations, corporations and other sectors of the 
national community. It encourages annual alumni giving and deferred giving, and conducts a 
variety of fund-raising campaigns. The office embraces two main areas of operation: Devel- 
opment and University Relations. The Development operation includes Alumni Affairs, Ad- 
vancement Services, Corporate/Industry Cluster, Legislative Relations, Special Educational 
Projects and Special Events. The University Relations department includes Community Rela- 
tions, Public Information, Publications, Public Relations, Marketing and Sports Publicity. 

In addition, the office aids in conducting the affairs of the North Carolina A&T University 
Foundation, Inc., which has been established to assist in soliciting gifts, grants and contribu- 
tions from public and private sources for such worthy purposes as student scholarships, fac- 
ulty development, library resources, specialized equipment and cultural and public service 
programs. 

The Development offices are located in Suite 400 of the Dowdy Administration Building. 
The University Relations department is located in the Garrett House on Nocho Street next to 
Murphy Hall. 

Division of Research 

The Division of Research administers and manages research and sponsored programs as 
well as intellectual property for the University. Headed by the Vice Chancellor for Research, 
the organizational structure consists of an Office of Research Services, Office of Sponsored 
Programs, and an Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization. The Vice Chancellor 
is responsible also for managing research centers and institutes, including the Edward B. Fort 
Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC), a dedicated research facility that supports multidis- 
ciplinary applied research through twenty-one specialized laboratories. The Division serves as 
a major service unit for the entire University and delivers the following: dissemination of fund- 
ing opportunity information, program design and development support, administrative liaison 
for external agencies, technical assistance with agency guidelines and regulations, training in 
proposal development and project management, marketing of research capabilities, negotia- 
tion of agreements, assurance of research compliance, implementation of electronic research 
administration, support of research centers and institutes, maintenance of a repository of spon- 
sored program information, and management of intellectual property. The Division develops 
and implements policies, procedures, and administrative support systems for research and 
other sponsored programs. 

Food Services 

The University provides food services for students at a reasonable cost. Several snack bar 
options are located in the Memorial Student Union Building. Students who live in the resi- 
dence halls are required to purchase a meal plan; several options are available (minimum 
10//week). Students who live off campus may also purchase meals or a meal plan. 



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Housing And Residence Life 

http://www.ncat.edu/~housing/ 

The Department of Housing and Residence Life exists as an integral part of the educa- 
tional program and academic support services of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical 
State University. 

Its mission includes providing a good living and learning environment and related educa- 
tional programs which support the educational goals of our students and the University. 

Office of Career Services 

The mission of the Office of Career Services (OCS) of North Carolina Agricultural and 
Technical State University is to provide centralized, comprehensive and progressive programs, 
services, and resources designed to prepare students to successfully pursue meaningful career 
opportunities. Continuous career development assistance is also available to alumni of the 
University. 

Career Services is customer focused and centralizes the functions of off-campus student 
employment (full-time employment, summer jobs, internships, cooperative education, part- 
time employment) and career counseling. Students and employers are given professional and 
competent assistance to reach their specific employment needs. Services of the Office include 
the following: 

• Act as liaison between students and employers, acquainting them with career oppor- 
tunities. 

• Work with academic deans, faculty members and administrators to help bridge the gap 
between the classroom and the world of work. 

• Assist students through individual and group counseling. 

• Help students and alumni in identifying career search strategies. 

• Provide cooperative education experiences. 

Services are always performed with a conscientious and sincere interest in the students as 
well as the prospective employers. 

The Office of Career Services is located in Room 101, Murphy Hall. Its website can be ac- 
cessed at www.careerserv.ncat.edu . 

Student Organizations and Activities 

The University provides a well-balanced program of activities for moral, spiritual, cul- 
tural, and physical development of the students. Religious, cultural, social, and recreational ac- 
tivities are sponsored by various committees, departments, and organizations of the University. 
Outstanding artists, lecturers, and dramatic productions are brought to the campus. 

A listing of student organizations, their purposes, objectives, chief officers, and advisors is 
published annually by the Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Development. 
This document is available upon request by any office individual. 

The Memorial Union 

The Memorial Union functions as the "community center" for the University and its con- 
stituency by providing a diversity of services and activities. The "Union" building encom- 
passes over 60,000 square feet of space and serves as the headquarters for the Student 
Government Association, Student Union Advisory Board, Office of Student Activities, Aggie 
Escort Service, Yearbook Staff, Intramural Sports, Minority Student Affairs and the Commuter 
Student Center. Also, the Memorial Union offers room accommodations for small group meet- 

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ings or large banquet activities, lounge areas, self-service vending, Aggie One Card services, 
ATM services, fax services, a food court, games room, copier corner, art displays, and the In- 
formation Center. 

A primary goal of the Memorial Student Union is to promote an involved community 
through it's various services, facilities, and programs. The Union's location in the heart of the 
north campus provides a co-curricular community for students, faculty members, alumni, and 
guests served by the University. Additionally, the programming and recreational activities of 
the Student Union Advisory Board have a unique focus on the cultural and social development 
of participants. 

Veterans' Affairs and Disability Support Services 

North Carolina A&T State University is an approved University for veterans and veteran 
dependents who wish to attend and receive educational benefits. 

Persons wishing to attend the University under the Veterans' Administration Educational 
Training Program should apply to the Veterans' Administration for a Certificate of Eligibility. 
Simultaneously, they should apply for admission to North Carolina A&T State University 
through normal admissions procedures. The issuing of a Certificate of Eligibility by the Vet- 
erans' Administration does not automatically assure a student of admission to the University. 

The office is located in Suite 005, Murphy Hall, and has been established to assist veter- 
ans with enrollment and adjustment to college life. Upon enrolling at the University, veterans 
or eligible persons should report to the Office of Veterans' Affairs for certification. If a Cer- 
tificate of Eligibility has not been issued, the veterans or the eligible persons should see the 
University Certifying Official. 

Disability Support Services 

The Office of Disability Support Services is established to assure ready accessibility of all 
academic programs, services, and activities, to any person with a disability matriculating at the 
University. Likewise, it focuses on facility accessibility. 

The Office serves as a liaison for all students with disabilities as they participate in pro- 
grams and activities enjoyed by all students. Additionally, the office arranges for any needed 
academic adjustments and/or reasonable accommodations. Documentation is required. 

All information and services for persons with disabilities are handled through this office 
located in Suite 005, Murphy Hall. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these ser- 
vices. 

Minority Affairs 

The Office of Minority Student Affairs was created in order to assist minority (Native and 
Asian American, Caucasian and Hispanic/Latino) students in the development and accom- 
plishment of their educational goals. Housed in Suite 219 of the Memorial Union, Minority 
Student Affairs is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is staffed by the director and secretary. 

Minority students represent approximately twelve percent (12%) of the student population. 
This means about 850 minority students are enrolled at North Carolina Agricultural and Tech- 
nical State University. Efforts to serve these students are designed to increase the retention and 
graduation of minority presence students through activities, newsletters, workshops, mentor- 
ing programs, surveys, counseling, and numerous program outreach services that focus on per- 
sonal development and campus involvement. 



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The Minority Student Association offers leadership opportunities and social activities for 
minority students, often in cooperation with other campus organizations. 

Bookstore 

The Bookstore is responsible for selling and distributing textbooks, study aids, student 
supplies, departmental supplies, and souvenirs to the students, faculty, and staff. The bookstore 
is located in the Brown Hall. The telephone number is 336-334-7593. 

Student Development Services 

The Division of Student Affairs shoulders the major responsibility for Student Develop- 
ment Services. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is the Chief Administrative Officer. 
The division is comprised of fourteen departments assigned to four major units that are super- 
vised by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Development, Assistant Vice Chancellor for 
Career Services, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and Director of Housing. 

Student Development Services at the University are organized for the purpose of provid- 
ing programs and services that complement the academic mission of the University and con- 
tribute to the intellectual, social, moral, cultural, and physical development of students. These 
programs and services are designed to meet the expressed out-of-classroom needs of students 
while they pursue academic careers at the University. 

As a support unit to the academic process, Student Affairs works with students in areas of 
counseling, leadership development, housing, and student activities. Such activities assist stu- 
dents in finding a sense of belonging, responsibility, and achievement. The Division carries out 
its purpose through goals given below: 

1 . To provide leadership development opportunities for student leaders, Student Government 
Association, Student Union Advisory Board, and other student organizations such as 
sororities and fraternities. 

2. To provide improved services for students that impact upon their personal development. 

3. To develop activities and programs that accommodate the special needs of commuter and 
adult students. 

4. To provide programs to accommodate the special needs of minority students. 
Consistent with the overall goals of the University, Student Development Services include 

the following programs and activities: (1) Counseling Services, (2) Career Services, (3) Stu- 
dent Government Association, (4) Student Activities and Publications, (5) Health Services, (6) 
Intramural Sports, (7) Veterans and Disabilities Support Services (8) Student Support Services, 
(9) Housing and Residence Life, (10) Student Union, (11) International Student Affairs, (12) 
Upward Bound Program, (13) Student Development, and (14) Minority Affairs. 
Some of the specific services are described below: 

Counseling Services 

The University makes provisions for counseling, testing, and guidance for all students 
through Counseling Services, located in 108 Murphy Hall. 

Counseling Services conducts a testing program for all freshman students. The results of 
this program are used to assist freshmen in the planning of their educational and vocational ca- 
reers. The Office conducts other testing programs that are required or desired by the depart- 
ments of the University. 

Counseling Services offers students the opportunity to discuss with a trained professional 
counselor or clinical psychologist any questions, dilemmas, needs, problems, or concerns in- 



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volving educational, career, social, personal, or emotional adjustment that may occur during 
the college years. 

The following is a list of services available through Counseling Services: 

1 . Individual and group personal counseling. 

2. Academic and Career Counseling. 

3. Individual test administration and interpretation covering the areas of intelligence, ap- 
titude, personality, interest, achievement, and other areas requiring special needs. 

4. University Diagnostic and Placement Testing Program for all freshmen to assist in the 
planning of their educational and vocational careers and other programs required or 
desired by departments of the University. 

5. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for Course Credit by Examination. 

6. National Testing Program which includes administration of the Graduate Record Ex- 
aminations, National Teacher Examinations, Graduate Management Admission Test, 
Veterinary College Admissions Test, and other similar examinations. 

7. Graduate student internship training laboratory. 

8. Graduate school information and cooperation in the placement of graduates who de- 
sire to pursue graduate studies. 

9. Withdrawal exit interviews. 

10. Outreach counseling programs and activities. 

All counseling is voluntary, free of charge, private, and confidential. 



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DRUG AND ALCOHOL EDUCATION POLICY 

Preamble: 

The basic mission of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is to pro- 
vide an educational environment that enhances and supports the intellectual process. The aca- 
demic community, including students, faculty, and staff, has the collective responsibility to 
ensure that this environment is conducive to healthy intellectual growth. The illegal use of 
harmful and addictive chemical substances and the abuse of alcohol pose a threat to the edu- 
cational environment. Thus, this Drug and Alcohol Education Policy is being promulgated to 
assist members of the University community in their understanding of the harmful effects of 
illegal drugs and alcohol abuse; of the incompatibility of illegal drugs and the abuse of alco- 
hol with the educational mission of the University; and of the consequences of the use, pos- 
session, or sale of such illegal drugs, and the abuse of alcohol, including the violation of 
applicable laws. 

Objectives: 

I. To develop an educational program that increases the University community's knowl- 
edge and competency to make informed decisions relative to the use and abuse of con- 
trolled substances and alcohol; and 
II. To increase those skills and attributes required to take corrective action conducive to the 
health and well being of potential drug and alcohol abusers. 

Program Components: 

There are five (5) components to this policy: 
I. Education 
II. Health Risks 

III. Rehabilitation 

IV. Sanctions 

V. Dissemination and Review. 
I. EDUCATION 

It is the intent of the Drug and Alcohol Education Policy of North Carolina A&T State Uni- 
versity to ensure that all members of the University community (i.e., students, faculty, admin- 
istrators, and other employees) are aware that the use, sale, and/or possession of illegal drugs 
and the abuse of alcohol are incompatible with the goals of the University. Moreover, each per- 
son should be aware that the use, sale, or possession of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol 
is, as more specifically set forth later in this policy, subject to specific sanctions and penalties. 

Each member of the University family is reminded that in addition to being subject to Uni- 
versity regulations and sanctions regarding illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol, he/she is 
also subject to the laws of the State and of the nation. Each individual is also reminded that it 
is not a violation of "double jeopardy" to be subject to the terms of this policy as well as the 
provisions of the North Carolina General Statutes. For a listing of relevant State criminal 
statutes, please see Appendix A. Further questions may be directed to the Office of the Uni- 
versity Attorney or the Office of Student Affairs. 

Each member of the University community is asked to pay particular attention to the full 
consequences of the sanctions specified in this policy, as well as to the consequences of the 
North Carolina criminal law referenced above. Certain violations may jeopardize an individ- 
ual's future as it relates to continued University enrollment or future employment possibilities, 
depending on individual circumstances. 

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Further, it is a policy of the University that the educational, legal, and medical aspects of 
this issue be emphasized on an annual basis through the provision of programs and activities 
in the following areas: 

(a) Annual Drug and Alcohol Education Week - Workshops and seminars on drug abuse 
led by former drug addicts and community agencies such as MADD, SADD, and the 
Sycamore Center; 

(b) Drug and Alcohol Awareness Fair - Exhibits featuring drug and alcohol related para- 
phernalia; 

(c) Media presentations on University radio station, WNAA, emphasizing the most cur- 
rent programs with drug and alcohol education messages; 

(d) "Home for the Holidays, Don't Drink and Drive"; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention 
Campaign; 

(e) Publication of brochure on drug education; 

(f) Continual monthly outreach programs in each residence hall. 

Although directed primarily to the student population, these educational programs shall 
also be open to participation by all categories of University employees. 

Additionally, the Staff Development Office is the designated University department re- 
sponsible for the planning and implementation of drug and alcohol education programs geared 
toward the special needs of the faculty and staff. Among the programs to be implemented by 
the Staff Development Office are lunchtime seminars jointly conducted by the Sycamore Cen- 
ter, the Greensboro Police Department, and the Guilford County Mental Health Department. 

II. HEALTH RISKS 

Health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol are wide-rang- 
ing and varied depending on the specific substance involved and individual abuse pattern. 
These risks include, but are not limited to the following: 

1 . Physical changes which alter bodily functions such as severely increased or decreased car- 
diac output; shallow to irregular respiration; and damage to other major organs, such as 
kidney, liver and brain; 

2. Emotional and psychological changes including paranoia, depression, hostility, anxiety, 
mood swings, and instability; 

3. Additional health risks could include such illnesses as AIDS-HIV infection, sexually trans- 
mitted diseases, severe weight loss, cancer, cirrhosis, hepatitis, short-term memory loss, 
seizures, and deformities to unborn children; 

4. Physical and psychological dependency (addiction); and 

5. Death from overdose or continual use. 

While these health risks are broad in range, persons consuming illicit drugs and alcohol 
will experience some, if not all, of the above symptoms. See Appendix A for a list of a few 
specific drugs and their corresponding health risks. 

III. REHABILITATION 

The University recognizes that rehabilitation is an integral part of an effective drug and al- 
cohol policy. Consistent with its commitment in the areas of education and sanctions, the Uni- 
versity intends to provide an opportunity for rehabilitation to all members of the University 
family. This commitment is evidenced through access to existing University resources and is 
furthered by referrals to community agencies. 

Students 

The University Counseling Center and the Student Health Center are available to provide 
medical and psychological assessment of students with drug/alcohol dependency and drug/al- 



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cohol abuse problems. Based on the outcome of this assessment, treatment can be provided by 
either or both of these centers. If, however, the scope of the problem is beyond the capability 
of these Centers, affected students will be referred to community agencies such as the Guil- 
ford County Mental Health Center and Greenpoint. The cost of such services shall be the in- 
dividual's responsibility. 

Employees 

Referrals to local community agencies will be made available to include the Guilford 
County Mental Health Center, Greenpoint, and private physicians. The cost of such services 
will be the individual's responsibility. The services of the University's Counseling and Health 
Centers are not normally utilized by faculty and staff members except in emergency situations. 
IV. SANCTIONS 

A. Illegal Drugs/Prohibited Conduct 

All members of the University community have the responsibility for being knowledge- 
able about and in compliance with the provisions of North Carolina Law as it relates to the use, 
possession, or sale of illegal drugs as set forth in Article 5, Chapter 90 of the North Carolina 
General Statutes. Any violations of this law by members of the University family subjects the 
individual to prosecution both by the University disciplinary proceedings and by civil author- 
ities. It is not a violation of "double jeopardy" to be prosecuted by both of these authorities. 
The University will initiate its own disciplinary proceedings against a student, faculty mem- 
ber, administrator, or other employee when the alleged conduct is deemed to affect the inter- 
ests of the University. 

Penalties will be imposed by the University in compliance with procedural safeguards ap- 
plicable to disciplinary actions against students (see the Student Handbook), faculty members 
(see the Faculty Handbook), administrators (see the Board of Governors Policies Concerning 
Senior Administrative Officers as well as the EPA Non-Teaching Personnel Policies), and SPA 
employees (see State Personnel Commission Policies). 

The penalties imposed for such violations range from written warnings with probationary 
status to expulsion from enrollment and discharge from employment. However, minimum 
penalties that apply for each violation are listed in Appendix A. For additional information, di- 
rect questions to the Office of the University Attorney or the Office of Student Affairs. It 
should be noted that where the relevant sanction dictates a minimum of one semester suspen- 
sion from employment, the regulations of the State Personnel Commission (as pertaining to 
SPA employees) do not permit suspension from employment of this duration. Thus, such sanc- 
tion as applied to SPA employees dictates the termination of employment. 

B. Alcohol/Prohibited Conduct 
1 . Employees 

While the sale, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not illegal under state 
or federal law, it is, hereby, the policy of North Carolina A&T State University that the con- 
sumption of alcohol sufficient to interfere with or prevent otherwise normal execution of job 
responsibilities is improper and subjects the employee to appropriate disciplinary procedures. 
It is also the policy of North Carolina A&T State University that alcoholic beverages not be 
sold on campus. Employees violating these policies are subject to appropriate disciplinary pro- 
cedures, which may range from warning and probation to dismissal consistent with the indi- 
vidual circumstances. 

Similarly, employees are reminded that, under N.C. Law, it is illegal to sell or give malt 
beverages, unfortified wine, fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages to anyone 
less than 21 years old. It is also illegal to aid and abet any person less than 21 years old in the 



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purchase or possession of these alcoholic beverages. Employees found violating these state 
laws are subject to legal sanction as well as the appropriate disciplinary procedures. 
2. Students 

Students are reminded of the following University regulations and state laws regarding al- 
coholic beverages as contained in the Student Handbook. 
1. Students are liable for violation of State Law GS 18B-302 while on University premises: 

18B-302 Sale to or Purchase by Underage Persons 

a. Sale - It shall be unlawful for any person to 

I. Sell or give malt beverages or unfortified wine to anyone less than 21 years old; 

or 
II. Sell or give fortified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages to anyone less 

than 21 years old. 

b. Purchase or Possession - It shall be unlawful for 

I. A person less than 21 years old to purchase, to attempt to purchase, or to possess 
malt beverages, or unfortified wine; or 

II. A person less than 21 years old to purchase, to attempt to purchase, or possess for- 
tified wine, spirituous liquor, or mixed beverages. 

c. Aider and Abettor 

I. By Underage Person - Any person under the lawful age to purchase who aids or 
abets another in violation of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall be guilty of 
a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or im- 
prisonment for not more than six months, or both, at discretion of the court. 

II. By Person over Lawful Age - Any person who is over the lawful age to purchase 
who aids or abets another in violation of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall 
be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to two thousand dollars 
($2,000) or imprisonment for not more than two years, or both, at the discretion of 
the court. 

1 . Students are responsible for conforming to state laws pertaining to 

a. Transportation of alcoholic beverages 

b. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places 

c. Consumption of alcoholic beverages by students under the legal drinking age 

d. Abuses of alcoholic beverages. 

2. There will be no consumption of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle while on Univer- 
sity property or on University streets. 

3. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is restricted to students' rooms in residence halls, if 
they are of legal drinking age. 

4. The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages shall not be permitted in public 
places; that is: lounges, game rooms, study rooms, kitchens, laundries, or patios. 

5. There will be no public display of alcoholic beverages. 

6. The University discourages the drinking of alcoholic beverages, and other abuses of alco- 
holic beverages. Being under the influence of alcohol is considered a breach of conduct 
and students who violate these standards are subject to disciplinary action. 
Violations of the above regulations and laws will subject students to criminal prosecution 
as well as campus-based charges. 

C. Suspension Pending Final Disposition 

The University reserves the right through the Chancellor or his designee to suspend a stu- 
dent, faculty member, administrator, and other employee between the time of the initiation 
of charges and the hearing to be held. Such decision will be made based on whether the 



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person's continued presence within the University community will constitute a clear and im- 
mediate danger or disruption to the University. In such circumstances, the hearing will be held 
as promptly as possible. 
V. DISSEMINATION 

A copy of the Drug and Alcohol Education Policy will be distributed on an annual basis to 
each employee and student of the University. A distribution to all enrolled students will occur 
as a part of the registration process. The distribution to University employees will be admin- 
istered by the University Personnel Office. 

The Chancellor of the University shall ensure on a biennial basis that this policy is re- 
viewed to assess its effectiveness and consistency of application of sanctions, and to determine 
the necessity for modification. This review shall be conducted by October 15 of every other 
year, beginning in 1992. 

CONCLUSION 

North Carolina A&T State University recognizes that the use of illegal drugs and the abuse 
of alcohol are national problems and that sustained efforts must be made to educate the Uni- 
versity family regarding the consequences associated with drug and alcohol abuse. The pri- 
mary emphasis in this policy has, therefore, been on providing drug and alcohol abuse 
counseling and rehabilitation services through the various programs and activities outlined 
above. 

Past experience suggests that most members of the University family are law-abiding and 
will use this policy as a guide for their future behavior and as a mechanism to influence their 
peers and colleagues in a positive direction. However, those who choose to violate any por- 
tions of this policy will pay the penalty for non-compliance. The main thrust of this policy has 
been to achieve a balance between its educational and punitive components. 

The effective implementation of this policy rests on its wide dissemination to all members 
of the University family. This will be accomplished by the dissemination procedure previously 
outlined and through its publication in the faculty handbook, student handbook, and Univer- 
sity catalogue. Additionally, all affected individuals will be assured that applicable profes- 
sional standards of confidentiality will be maintained at all times. 



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INDEX 



Academic Calendar 


5 


Academic Dishonesty Policy 


22 


Academic Warning, Probation, 




and Dismissal 


19 


Access to Students Records 


22 


Accreditation 


3 


Administration, University of 




North Carolina 


285 


Adminstration 


2 


Adult Education 


178 


Agribusiness, Applied Economics 




and AgriScience Education 


50 


Agricultural and Biosy stems 




Engineering 


145 


Animal Science 


61 


Application 


10 


Architectural Engineering 


65 


Assistantship Eligibility 


19 


Auditing 


18,25 


B 

Biology 


81 


Board of Governors 


285 


Board of Trustees 


286 


Bookstore 


291 



Curriculum and Instruction 119 

D 

Deans of Colleges and Schools 2 

Declaration of Major 34 
Development and University Relations 288 

Disability Support Services 290 

Dissertation Submission 41 

Division of Research 288 

Doctor of Philosophy Degree 39 

Doctoral Degree Programs 1 3 

Drug and Alcohol Education Policy 293 

E 

Electrical Engineering 133 

Electronics and Computer Technology 203 

Elementary Education 120 

English 150 



Fields of Instructions and 

Course Descriptions 49 

Final Comprehensive Examination 36 
Financial Support for Graduate Students 28 

Food and Nutrition 188 

Food Services 288 

Full-Time Faculty and Employees 24 



Career Services 289 

Change of Grade 1 8 

Change of Name and Address 22 

Changes in Schedule 20 

Changing Programs 19 

Chemical Engineering 88 

Chemistry 95 
Civil and Environmental Engineering 102 

Class Attendance Policy 20 

Code of Conduct 2 
Comprehensive Final Oral Examinations 36 

Computer Science Department 112 

Construction Management 204 
Continuing Education and 

Summer School 44 

Continuous Registration 20 

Counseling Services 291 

Course Levels 35 

Course Loads 17 

Credits 35 



GM AT Requirements 11 

GRE Requirements 1 1 

Grade Appeal 18 

Grade Reports 21 

Grading Policies 18 

Graduate Admission 10 

Graduate Advisor 34 

Graduate Faculty 268 

Graduate Faculty Membership 266 

Graduate School 9 

Graduation 23 

Graphic Communication Systems 158 

H 

Health Services 3 1 
Health, Physical Education 

and Recreation 168 

History 177 

Housing and Residence Life 289 



298 



Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



Human Development and Services 
Human Environment and Family 
Sciences 



177 Provisional Admission - Ph.D. 



R 



14 



Human Resouces 




Refund Policy 


25 


(Business and Industry) 


184 


Registration 


17 


Human Resources (Community/ Agen 


cy 


Registration and Records 


16 


Counseling) 


184 


Requirements for Doctor of 








Philosphy Degree 


39 


I 




Requirements for Master's Degree 


34 


Immunization for Graduate Students 


31 


Research Centers and Institutes 


43 


Incompletes 


19 


Residence Requirements - M.S. 


35 


Incompletes Removal 


20 


Residence Requirements - Ph.D. 


41 


Indeptedness to the University 


22 


Residence Status for Tuition Purposes 


25 


Industrial and Systems Engineering 


194 


Resources and Student Services 


288 


Industrial Technology 


202 






Information Technology Services 


47 


S 




Instructional Technology 


121 


School Counseling 


184 


International Students and Scholars 


12,32 


Social Work 
Special Education 


254 


L 




(Certification Only) 


130 


Language Requirements - Ph.D. 


39 


Standardized Test 


11 


Language Requirements - M.S. 


36 


Student Appeals 


23 


Library 


43 


Student Development Services 


291 


Licensure 


15 


Student Organizations 
Summary of Procedures for 


289 


M 




Doctor of Philosophy 


41 


Major Research Centers 


44 


Summary of Procedures for 




Management Information Systems 


216 


Master's Degrees 


37 


Manufacturing Systems 


203 


Summer School 


44 


Master's Degree Programs 


12,33 






Mathematics 


220 


T 




Mechanical Engineering 


229 


TOEFL Requirements 


11 


Minority Affairs 


290 


Thesis Submission 


36 


Mission, Purpose and Goals of 




Time Limitation - M.S. 


34 


the University 


286 


Time Limitation - Ph.D. 


41 



N 

Natural Resources and Environmental 

Design 243 

O 

Occupational Safety and Health 205 

Organization - The Graduate School 1 

P 

Physics 248 

Plan of Graduate Work - M.S. 34 

Plan of Graduate Work - Ph.D. 39 

Postbaccalaureate (PBS) 13 

Privacy of Student Records 21 

Provisional Admission - M.S. 13 



Transcripts of Records 1 1 , 22 

Transfer of Credits 35 

Transportation and Logistics 262 

Tuition and Fees 24 

U 

Unconditional Admission - M.S. 13 

Unconditional Admission - Ph.D. 14 

V 

Veterans 24 
Veterans' Affairs and Disability 

Support Services 290 

W 

Withdrawal from the University 19 



Creating a Community of Graduate Scholars 



299 



300